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    AIVF To Close; Org Hopes to Keep Magazine Alive

    In a letter to its approximately 4,000 members, the thirty-one year old Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) has formally announced that the organization will close at the end of this month. The movie was widely expected in light of recent news that an emergency fundraising initiat...

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    After Failing To Meet Fundraising Goal, AIVF's Future Is in Question

    The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) failed to meet its goal of raising $60,000 and the organization has moved into a holding pattern, according to the non-profit organization's interim executive director Lina Srivastava. In a conversation with indieWIRE she explained, "(The organization has) kind of gone into moth balls to a certain extent." Last week, AIVF membership director Priscilla Grim was the latest staff member laid off by the group, which seems to be facing an even more bleak future. The organization also recently notified subletting tenants at its Lower Manhattan office space that it will be moving out of the ...

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    First Person: Jim Mckay - The Fate of AIVF and the Question of Community

    While I have cherished the AIVF for years and benefited from the organization and my participation in it greatly, I feel that it has, for quite awhile now, consistently failed to live up to its mission. This is not necessarily the fault, as I see it, of any recent Executive Directors, staff members,...

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    First Person: Brian Newman on Nonprofit Media Arts Orgs - The Situation Has Never Been More Dire

    [This is the latest in a regular series of "First Person" articles written by members of the film community. It is meant to showcase the opinions of our readers. indieWIRE readers interested in contributing a future "First Person" column should contact us by email: office AT indiewire DOT com.]

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    Attempting to Avoid Closure, Nonprofit AIVF Implements Emergency Fundraising Initiative

    The more than 30 year-old Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF), publisher of The Independent magazine and a leading membership organization for filmmakers, is facing a continuing financial crisis that is threatening the livelihood of the organization. Group board members and a new ...

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