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Line Break Media exists to support groups and individuals working for justice in their communities through multimedia production and training. Founded in the Spring of 2011, Line Break Media has aided movements for justice in communities across the globe by providing multimedia and communications support. In this interview, Line Break's Co-Founder, Erick Boustead, describes their founding and their newest campaign to employ media technologies towards preventing community displacement in the face of global sports events.
The mission of the Anthology Film Archives is to preserve, present, and promote independent, avant-garde, and artist cinema. It strives to advance the cause and protect the heritage of cinematic art that is created outside the commercial mainstream and is in particular danger of being lost, overlooked, or ignored.
The mission of the Video Data Bank (VDB) is to promote artists’ video and media art through a range of programs in order to increase awareness and scholarship of the history and contemporary practice of video and media art across a wide array of communities and audiences. VDB is committed to: serving the artists represented in the collections; providing access to the collections; and ensuring that the future of the collections is guaranteed for generations to come. To this end VDB actively catalogs, archives, distributes, preserves, digitizes, programs and exhibits its historically important collection of video art and artist interviews.
The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center is New Jersey's only venue dedicated exclusively to the non-commercial exhibition of independent, classic, international, experimental, and progressive cinema. As a non-profit media arts center, the Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC provides an exhibition alternative to the dominant, industry-produced work which, bound by commercial constraints, has traditionally limited its audience's exposure to the full range of cinematic expression, underrepresented cultural perspectives, and critical inquiry. The bi-annual New Jersey Film Festival and New Jersey International Film Festival which are our primary showcases for outstanding films also offer filmmaking workshops taught by industry professionals.
MFAH Films is the film department at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Their mission states that "MFAH Films exhibits and promotes film and other moving image media as a fine and popular art, to as broad an audience as possible." It's accompanied by these goals: (1) Turning people on to the genius of film; (2) Delivering state-of-the-art presentation; (3) Responding to an evolving medium; (4) Stimulating discourse through the shared experience of watching films you could not see elsewhere on a big screen; and (5) Inspiring the next generation to value film and other moving image arts.
The mission of IFP Minnesota (IFP MN) is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP Minnesota envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued.
The James River Film Society is a volunteer run nonprofit dedicated to the art of film and film as art.
The Soap Factory is dedicated to the production, presentation, and promotion of emerging contemporary practice across the visual arts. Committed to experimentation and risk-taking, The Soap Factory offers audiences a real and immediate experience of the arts, and encourages a wider understanding of and appreciation for artists and their work.
Most people know the Rural Media Arts and Education Project as the Sixth Street Cinema. Their mission is to open cultural and educational access and strengthen community.