The Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), Woods Hole Film Festival and the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival have joined forces to form the New England Film Festival Alliance. The Alliance was created to provide a platform for sponsorship for major institutions, foundations and funders. The regional outlet affords sponsors with the ability to reach a larger audience, for longer periods of time.
“The impact of the recession made for a frail economy in our region that has been slow to recover,” said George T. Marshall, RIIFF Executive Director in a press release. “To secure sponsorship needed to underwrite such non-profit arts events, it made sense that collaboration was the best approach and going regional made even more sense for ultimate effectiveness. From this level of thinking came the Alliance.”
The Alliance has plans to grow throughout New England in the new few years, and aims to become a collaborative resource for member Festivals.