Central Coast Film Society

Celebrating cinema and entertainment on California's Central Coast.

Pismo Beach , CA   |  www.centralcoastfilmsociety.org

Mission

The Central Coast Film Society provides screenings of films to the Central Coast Community. The specific objectives, purpose and mission of the Central Coast Film Society shall be: a. To celebrate cinema and promote media arts and entertainment on California’s Central Coast. And by doing so, the Society shall: a. Provide educational lectures, seminars and/or other platforms for Central Coast filmmakers and students. b. Sponsor, host and/or participate in forums and/or screenings of films that have an impact on the Central Coast’s Community and Culture that may include: i. Central Coast Film Festival ii. Central Coast Film Society Screenings

Ruling year info

2019

Founder & Executive Director

Daniel Lahr

Main address

PO Box 804

Pismo Beach , CA 93448 USA

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EIN

83-0787181

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We also want to bring film productions back to the Central Coast region.

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?

Central Coast Film Society Screenings

We will periodically host screenings throughout the Central Coast that have local and/or cultural impact. When applicable, we will have a local artist present to speak and have a brief discussion about their role on the film project.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Women in Film and Television 2021

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Our goals are to celebrate cinema wildly. Cinema, entertainment and media arts is a massively collaborative process where every person on the production should be applauded as well. By doing so, we will help foster local students and artists wanting to have a venue to display their work or possibly connect with a local professional as a mentor.

We want to always support local films and filmmakers. By doing that, we are able to ensure that films will continue to be made in "Hollywood's Backyard" and providing a direct economic impact through the production itself and tourism that may follow with it.

Central Coast Film Society Screenings are on going to raise public awareness of our presence and local artists. Each screening attempts to tie to a local artist, location or event. We also want to support local families who may, at times, not be able to financially afford to go to films currently in theaters and so we always keep our screening costs to a minimum.

Our bigger plan is to host the Central Coast Film Festival, located in the Santa Ynez Valley, to put a large spotlight on films, local artists and the destination.

With a tremendous local support, we are able to present films in venues, local theaters and museums, that would not normally be readily available. Members of our Board of Directors and Staff have deep connections with local industry professionals and able to make contacts to bring artists to screenings, lectures and seminars.

The area is also home to many retired entertainment professionals who have offered their services as mentors and guest speakers. This one-on-one connection makes the difference for young and aspiring artists to pursue their dreams.

We have already had several Central Coast Film Society Screenings and built a large presence on social media. In less than a year, we now reach thousands with each of our social media posts. We have had screenings with local artists on hand to personally speak to the audience through meet and greets. We have already had a student mentorship connection made with a local student and artist, where they discuss the profession. In short, we have begun to light the fire of inspiration to locals, to help them believe in themselves and their art.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Central Coast Film Society

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sarah Risley

David Christopher Manigault

Sarah Risley

Kyle Plummer

Robert Oliver

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/17/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.