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NEA Budget Cuts: Here’s A Full List of the Indie Film Organizations That Could Lose Money

The National Endowment for the Arts is under attack. Here are all the organizations in the independent film community impacted by the situation.


Docs in Progress

City: Silver Spring, MD

Amount: $15,000

Purpose: To support “Docs in the City,” a curated film series.



City: New York, NY

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: To support the Artists Media Distribution Service and related activities.


Film Independent

Film Independent, Inc.

City: Los Angeles, CA

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: To support the Los Angeles Film Festival.  Dramatic features, documentaries, and short films will be presented, many of which will receive their United States premiere. Film programming also will be accompanied by master classes, live performances, panel discussions, and a day-long conference on issues facing underserved artists.


DC Environmental Film Festival

City: Washington, DC

Amount: $20,000

Purpose: To support the 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.



City: Maitland, FL

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: To support the 26th Florida Film Festival.



City: Chicago, IL

Amount: $65,000

Purpose: To support the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.


Film Forum

City: New York, NY

Amount: $80,000

Purpose: To support the theatrical premieres of American independent and foreign films at Film Forum.


Film Society of Lincoln Center

City: New York, NY

Amount: $85,000

Purpose: To support Perspectives in World Cinema, a series of curated film festivals.


The Film Society of Minneapolis

City: Minneapolis, MN

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: To support the Cine Global program at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival.


Film Streams

City: Omaha, NE

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: To support a series of curated films.


Independent Filmmaker Project, Inc.

City: Brooklyn, NY

Amount: $40,000

Purpose: To support IFP Film Week.  The program provides independent filmmakers from across the country the opportunity to present their work to the domestic and international film industry. Throughout the week-long program in New York City, one-on-one meetings are held between producers and distributors, exhibitors, funders, and broadcasters. The program is also accompanied by film screenings, seminars, panel discussions, and workshops.

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