Alliance for Action

Alliance for Action is a diverse group of individuals and organizations committed to undoing systems of oppression in the independent film industry by identifying root causes of inequity, shifting our power dynamics, unlocking access to opportunities, and reallocating resources to underrepresented artists and audiences. We understand that the realities of inequity are intersectional and recognize that the roots of inequity must be addressed on multiple levels: within our collective, our own organizations, our programming, our communities/audience, our networks, and within ourselves.

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Art House Theater and Film Festival Development

A working group for professionals responsible for, or interested in, fundraising and development activities for art houses and film festivals. Members of this group share ideas, best practices, and support one another. 

René Bouchard, Cinema Arts Centre

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Network of Independent Canadian Exhibitors (NICE)

Canada’s industry body representing independent cinemas, festivals and professional programmers offering curated film programs to public audiences.

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Queering the Cinema

A working group for LGTBQI members of the art house community including exhibitors, distributors, and festival professionals. Participants share ideas for programming, outreach, and strategies to increase Queer visibility in the independent cinema sector and during Art House Convergence programs.  

Queering the Cinema is on hiatus and resuming before the end of the year. Seeking individuals to aid with running and resuming the program.

Interested parties should contact: Anna Feder, Emerson College
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Single Screen Theaters

A group dedicated to addressing the specific quirks and needs of single screen theaters and their operators. Exploring issues unique to single-screen theaters, sharing of lessons learned, ideas & inspirations, as well as best practices with each other. A resource to encourage all single screen theaters to grow and flourish. The listserv exists under the umbrella of the Art House Convergence.

Heather Greene, Salina Art Center

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