Alliance for Action

A working group for exhibitors, distributors, and festivals, addressing equity issues in art house/independent film exhibition and distribution. “We believe that increasing equity is a moral imperative that benefits all involved by leading to economic, cultural, and social sustainability in our field. In order to succeed, art house cinemas must work to be more inclusive and seek an equitable and just balance, reflective of our communities.”

Taylour Chang, Doris Duke Theatre at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Courtney Sheehan, Independent Consultant
Lex Sloan, Roxie Theater
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Content Consideration

Through peer groups, information-sharing, audience surveys, and beta testing, the internationally formed Content Consideration Committee has collaborated to produce resources and a Content Consideration guide. Our mission is to support exhibitors to responsibly present content using strategies including content considerations, introductions, and partnerships with support groups, in service of empowering audiences to make informed decisions about media-viewing.

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Development Working Group

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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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.  

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.

Joy Ennis, The Cary Theater
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