Author: Michelle Coe


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Funder FAQ: IFFCON

What is IFFCON? IFFCON is an annual conference in San Francisco with a dual purpose: to educate filmmakers about financing independent films in today’s global marketplace, and to facilitate direct contact between independent filmmakers and international financiers, commissioning editors, co-producers, and distributors. When and why did it come into being? Michael Ehrenzweig and I [Wendy… Read more »

International Film Financing Conference

What is IFFCON? IFFCON [International Film Financing Conf- erence] is an annual conference in San Francisco with a dual purpose: to educate filmmakers about financing independent films in today’s global marketplace, and to facilitate direct contact between independent filmmakers and international financiers, commissioning editors, co-producers, and distributors. When and why did it come into being?… Read more »

New York State Council on the Arts

What is the New York State Council on the Arts? Long recognized for its leadership role, the New York State Council on the Arts takes particular care in its support of the media arts and assists virtually every aspect of film, video, radio, audio, installation work, and web-based/computer projects. The Council’s Individual Artists Program and… Read more »

Funder FAQ: New York State Council on the Arts

What is the New York State Council on the Arts? Long recognized for its leadership role, the New York State Council on the Arts takes particular care in its support of the media arts and assists virtually every aspect of film, video, radio, audio, installation work, and web-based/computer projects. The Council’s Individual Artists Program and… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Foundation Center

What is www.foundationcenter.org? The Foundation Center’s Web site [www.fdncenter.org, or www.foundationcenter.org—both will take you there] is “Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web.” When and why did the Foundation Center come into being? The Foundation Center was founded in 1956 as a library and independent information resource, emerging from Congressional McCarthy-era hearings about… Read more »

The Foundation Center

What is www.foundationcenter.org? The Foundation Center’s Web site [www.fdncenter.org, or www.foundationcenter.org—both will take you there] is “Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web.” When and why did the Foundation Center come into being? The Foundation Center was founded in 1956 as a library and independent information resource, emerging from Congressional McCarthy-era hearings about… Read more »

Funder FAQ: Soros Documentary Fund

What is the Open Society Institute and what is your relationship to it? The Soros Documentary Fund (SDF) is a program of the Open Society Institute (OSI). It is one of many programs that operate under OSI and are funded by philanthropist George Soros. OSI is a private operating and grantmaking foundation that seeks to… Read more »

The Aperture Film Grant

When and why did the Aperture Film Grant come into being? I [Lewis] was raising money to shoot my own short film, and I thought that doing so under a nonprofit umbrella would make the process easier. This did not turn out to be the case, but a friend, Eric Taras, suggested that a nonprofit… Read more »

Funder FAQ: The Aperture Film Grant

When and why did the Aperture Film Grant come into being? I [Lewis] was raising money to shoot my own short film, and I thought that doing so under a nonprofit umbrella would make the process easier. This did not turn out to be the case, but a friend, Eric Taras, suggested that a nonprofit… Read more »

Experimental Television Center

When and why did the Experimental Television Center (ETC) come into being? ETC was founded in 1971, an outgrowth of a media access program established by Ralph Hocking at Binghamton University in 1969. The center’s original programs involved individuals from the arts, education, and regional community in activities that included access to portable video equipment… Read more »