Art Project Grant
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Duluth Superior Film Festival’s short range outcomes are to raise awareness of these types of cinema events through press and promotion, remain financially sound, stabilize our organization's ability to continue to produce events, and to energize arts in the region by presenting unique cinema experiences. The long range outcome is to expand the regional artistic community by producing a quality, entertaining, and thought provoking film festival, provide organizational growth and raise the profile of films produced regionally. The Duluth Superior Film Festival will continue to use the measurement outcome tools of: audience surveys, attendance tracking at festival screenings, press and promotional coverage logging, new audience cultivation through cross collaborations with other arts organizations, profile raising of films produced regionally, fundraising increases through grant and sponsorship opportunities. Duluth Superior Film Festival culls incredibly valuable information from use of these tools. Surveys give us feedback regarding audience enjoyment levels which gives insight to whether we are attaining our goal of providing quality, entertaining and thought provoking cinema events.
The 2016 The Duluth Superior Film Festival created new opportunities for audience access to filmmakers, artists, and art in a previously under-served cultural canon. The festival also presented films produced from the Arrowhead region and from around the world, engaged with cultures unlike our own and to revisited cultures from which audiences have been previously disconnected. The 2016 Duluth Superior Film Festival achieved its stated outcomes to increase attendance at all events, provide greater access to larger audience, gain higher profile press coverage, and create year-round financial stability. Quantitative proof of these statements through measurement of a 20% attendance increase from 2015 proving increased attendance, the provision of priority access seating to approximately 120 members of Native American community via partnership with the American Indian Community Housing Organization, realized increased publicity and press profile on a regional, state and national level, and accounting practices which demonstrate that Duluth Superior Film Festival remains debt free and has applied for 501c3 status. Quantitative proof is evidenced through an exceptionally high ballot survey return rate of 40% with overall score of enjoyment at 3.78 out of 4. This is also proven with the significant accomplishment of obtaining the Minnesota premiere screenings of two of the highest profile film productions the state has seen in years. These screenings took place in Cook’s The Comet Theater, thereby also increasing Duluth Superior Film Festival’s profile in the Iron Range area. This qualitative analysis of the festival and Duluth Superior Film Festival's significant accomplishments has now given the festival the reputation with visitors, filmmakers, producers and industry professionals as the state’s best film festival.
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