Dear Friends and Supporters of CINEMA:
It is with great disappointment that we announce that after seven years of service to the Cleveland film community, the Cleveland Independent Network of Entertainers, Moviemakers and Artists (CINEMA) Inc. has ceased our non-profit organization operations.
During our seven years of operation, we provided training, education, networking and film festival services to countless Cleveland-area artists. We met amazingly talented people whose area of expertise ranged from makeup artist to video production editor. We will always be grateful for these experiences and for the many friends and supporters we have met during this journey.
However, due to a difficult funding climate and lack of board member participation and support from local leaders, we are no longer in a position to continue operations. We encourage you to keep working every day to sharpen your skills, make connections and create meaningful work.
Always remember: Filmmaking is a team sport. We must all work together if we are to create a sustainable film industry in Cleveland. That mission will be foremost in our minds—despite the loss of CINEMA—as we continue to make it a reality through our individual work on other projects.
We thank you for the support you have given us these past seven years.