Finding Felix Project

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Berlin, Germany
The Finding Felix Project is a work for screen and publication from Katy Kavanaugh, a curator and filmmaker ( Funding from Stanford University, The Freie Universität- Berlin and DAAD allowed her to return to the Berlin Film Festival's 35 year-old Generation (formerly Kinderfilmfest) to collect evidence of the directive impact that international films seen in childhood can have toward shaping the breadth of a person's view of the world and the decisions they make. This investigation focuses on one eleven year-old film festival-goer whom Kavanaugh met while serving on the Kinderfilmfest's international jury in 2001. Ten years later, Kavanaugh wants to know how a childhood full of international films influenced Felix's life so far. Meanwhile, with help from Media Consultant Tina Toepfel and Gintare Malinauskaite, PhD History at Humboldt Universität, Felix has been found and is now in post-production. To help meet its completion goal, please consider contributing via our fiscal sponsor,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Finding Felix in Post-Production

Finding Felix has gathered all of its footage and is in post-production.  Our Kickstarter campaign included our fiscal sponsor to capture donations even if the goal wasn't reached.   And they are still ready to receive.  See Finding Felix on the Cinefemme site. 

Los Angeles-based Cinefemme is an organization that supports women producers and filmmakers.
They provide fiscal sponsorship which offers their 501 (c) 3 non-profit status to make it possible to receive grants.  For the service, they garner 5% from the total donations.  Crowdfunding sites, like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, are really fiscal sponsors.  Cinefemme has helped me with two other projects prior and I'm grateful they're with us again.  Here's section from their site and the reason why I'm happy is on my side:

Cinema as Art

Profit-driven films should not rule the world. In her article The Decay of Cinema, Susan Sontag writes:
"To be sure there was always a conflict between cinema as an industry and cinema as an art, cinema as routine and cinema as experiment. But the conflict was not such as to make impossible the making of wonderful films, sometimes within and sometimes outside of mainstream cinema. Now the balance has tipped decisively in the favor of cinema as an industry."
Cinefemme aims to tip the scales back towards cinema as art. Be an artistic filmmaker, support other artistic filmmakers, and promote the visions of women whose works of art can have a positive, profound impact on our future.