Art Project Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
It is the goal of The Duluth Superior Film Festival is to create new opportunities for audience access to filmmakers, artists and art in a previously underserved cultural canon. Duluth Superior Film Festival looks to present films produced from the Arrowhead region and from around the world, engage with cultures unlike our own and to revisit cultures from which audiences have been previously disconnected. Duluth Superior Film Festival's measurable outcomes are to increase attendance at all events, provide greater access to larger audience, gain higher profile press coverage, help encourage/increase local film productions and create year-round financial stability. The Duluth Superior Film Festival will measure outcomes through the use of audience surveys, track attendance at festival screenings, log press and promotional coverage, cultivate new audience through cross collaborations with other arts organizations, and increase fundraising through grant and sponsorship opportunities. Evaluation will also occur with the number of film productions that come to the Arrowhead Region. Duluth Superior Film Festival will continue to work closely with partner organizations such as Independent Filmmaker Project-Minnesota, The Minnesota Film and Television Board, and the Upper Minnesota Film Office to monitor this activity and to channel these productions to exhibition at the Duluth Superior Film Festival and Zinema venues.
The 2015 Duluth Superior Film Festival feels it has achieved its short range outcome of raising awareness of these types of cinema events through press and promotion, remaining financially sound, and energizing arts in the region by presenting unique cinema experiences. We also feel we achieved the long range outcome of expanding the regional artistic community by producing a quality, entertaining, and thought provoking film festival and ongoing cinema exhibition. In doing this, we have raised the profile of films produced regionally. Duluth Superior Film Festival can measure this by pointing to the fact that their presence has been recognized as a significant contributing factor to an increased number of film productions in our region as an example of an initial long range outcome that is currently coming to fruition. Regional producers are seeing that there is a quality outlet for exhibition in the form of a well-run film festival and art house cinema. This is attractive to filmmakers for a multitude of reasons, but most significantly because it is obvious that an appreciative cinema culture exists in the Arrowhead Region and is being nurtured by Duluth Superior Film Festival. While many factors have gone into this recent increase of local productions...providing quality cinema presentation via The Duluth Superior Film Festival and its year-round activities is certainly one of them.
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