ATHENS FILM ARTS INSTITUTE INC

Your local nonprofit art house movie theater.

aka Ciné   |   Athens, GA   |  www.athenscine.com

Mission

Cine's mission is to inspire, educate, entertain and build community through art and culture.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Pamela Kohn

Main address

234 W Hancock Ave

Athens, GA 30601 USA

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EIN

27-1029208

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Cine is a nonprofit art house cinema and event space with a mission to inspire, educate, entertain and build community through film and other arts. The Clarke County community is among the third poorest in Georgia and approximately 35% or our population lives in poverty. There is a pressing need for a forum for positive social interaction and venue for community, educational and artistic expression. View Data here: https://datausa.io/profile/geo/athens-clarke-county-unified-government-(balance)-ga/

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Film Programming

Specializing in presenting independent, foreign, documentary, and classic films, the restored historic venue houses two cinemas, a full bar, versatile event space, and a visual art exhibition gallery. Screenings are often augmented with notable experts, and are accompanied by panel discussions of the film's thematic elements.

Population(s) Served

Cine builds community through the arts by serving as an educational resource center, a music and performance space, a gathering site for cultural and academic organizations and a locus of conversation for the diverse citizens of Athens and northeast Georgia.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Awards for the Arts and Humanities 2018

Governor's Award

Red and Black 2018

"Best Date Spot"

Affiliations & memberships

Art House Convergence 2012

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of paid admissions

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Film Programming

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

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Related Program

Film Programming

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

With a calling to make a difference, Cine is working to affect positive change that will increase the vitality, viability, livability and cultural understanding within our city. We aim to promote education, artistic expression and dialogue among our diverse citizens.

To improve our services and reach a broader cross section of our community we are:

- Exploring opportunities to enhance and expand facilities by adding third theater, improving bar design, and renovating façade
- Becoming operationally sustainable: produce $1 of revenue for every $1 spent
- Doubling and sustaining our membership base
- Building and sustaining an operating reserve of $160,000
- Decreasing mortgage debt
- Obtaining local property tax exemption

We offer a venue for community gatherings and provide curated programming (film and other arts) that draw our diverse community together and promote dialog among our citizens. Ciné meets its mission by providing event, theater and gallery space at discounted rates or as donations. Our services are available to the general public, community groups, other nonprofit organizations, and burgeoning artists to create a network with the power to transform the social fabric of our city.

Recently we have implemented the following:

- Strategically expanded our board to create new relationships in the community
- Improved our membership program by adding a loyalty program, and created new premium levels of membership for individuals and businesses
- Upgraded our POS and Computers
- Organized a robust membership drive that involves the board and staff

We now have a very active 20 person board comprised of a variety of skills and relationships. We selected board members who have experience in nonprofit finance and banking, nonprofit management and governance, fundraising, human resources, legal affairs, and property management. We require board members to maintain membership with the organization. We also require that each board member commit 3 hours per month to the organization through volunteer or committee work.
We also have a 14 part-time staff and 2 full-time staff including a full time Executive Director. Our staff is our greatest asset because they extend the service of Cine beyond the front door through community activities and engagement opportunities.

- We raised $178,000 last year through a successful capital campaign to purchase our building
- We hosted 300 films and events last year for more than 39,000 people
- Hosted a diverse collection of events including Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Athens Jewish Film Festival, Federation of Neighborhoods, Wilson Center for Humanities and Arts, UGA TEDx, and more.
- We earned the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Award for the Arts & Humanities
- Secured a mortgage on the historic Ciné building
- Established a $78,000 capital reserve for our building
- Expanded the board from 12 to 20 members and added an advisory board

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ATHENS FILM ARTS INSTITUTE INC

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ruta Abolins

Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection

Cassie Bryant

Program Evaluation Specialist

Todd Kelly

Owner, Technical Surveillance Countermeasure Specialist, HPI North Georgia Branch

Richard Neupert

Wheatley Professor of the Arts UGA Dept of Theater & Film Studies, The University of Georgia

Mary Lillie Watson

Retired following 32 year in the financial industry with First American, Edward Jones and Morgan Stanley

Joe Arndt

Senior Relationship Manager for J.P. Morgan on the Healthcare, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit team

Allan Aycock

Senior Director in the Office of Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness, The University of Georgia

Karen Kenyon

Retired following 20 years at NBC Television and a Chief of Staff for president of Environmental Defense Fund

Susanne Warrenfeltz

Scientific Outreach Specialist at the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, The University of Georgia

Bryan Center

Chattanooga Film Club Director

Jamon Holt

PhD candidate in Social Work, UGA Co-director Chess and Community

Elizabeth Katz

Athens Jewish Film Festival

Ed Pavlić

Professor, English and African-American Studies, The University of Georgia

Ruta Abolins

Director, Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection, University of Georgia

Dave Marr

Communications Specialist, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, The University of Georgia

Mark Weathersby

Piedmont Athens Regional

Patrick Allen

Acquisitions Editor, Georgia Press

Ben Davis

Cataloging Librarian, The University of Georgia Libraries

Elizabeth Lyle

Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission

Stephanie Lynn

IT Senior Manager - Web Services

Joe Silva

Producer/Host, Athens 441 Owner, QRM Productions

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No