The Art of Cinema

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Pamela Harris, deputy director, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media; Alyce Myatt, executive director, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media.

Moderated by Cara Mertes, director, Sundance Documentary Film Program. Presented by Cynthia Lopez, executive vice president, American Documentary | POV; Milos Stehlik, executive director, Facets Multimedia.

This panel is designed to: 1) underscore the art and craft of filmmaking, and 2) update funders on the changing nature of production and distribution. During a year when the cost ($460 million) of one commercial film, Avatar, exceeds the combined FY 2009 budget of the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities ($155 million each), it is critical that funders know about the current state of filmmaking and the unique opportunities they have to use the art form to impact their issues.

Related Links:

Sundance Documentary Film Program
Facets Multimedia
GFEM Media Database
State Street Pictures
POV: Documentaries with a Point of View