The IDA is proud to announce that not one but four films from our fiscal sponsorship program have been accepted into the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival. Mai Iskander's Words of Witness, Lauren Greenfield's Queen of Versailles, Kirby Dick's The Invisible War and Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman's Remote Area Medical have been chosen as part of a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos that will be screened at L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles from June 14-24, 2012.
As part of the Documentary Competition program, Mai Iskander's feature film Words of Witness is screening alongside films by the likes of Katherine Fairfax Wright and Till Schauder—both panelists in our upcoming Doc U: Shooting Overseas panel on June 15 at the AFCI Locations Show. Lauren Greenfield's Queen of Versailles, which premiered at Sundance a few months back, will be featured in the Summer Showcase program, which offers an advance look at this summer’s most talked about independent film releases from the festival circuit. Another one of our FSP projects and Sundance Audience Award winner The Invisible War is being offered as a free screening as part of the Festival in advance of its June 22 theatrical release date. The FSP-supported short film Remote Area Medical is one of the brief subject docs chosen for the Short Films in Competition slate.
The films represented above are all a part of our Fiscal Sponsorship Program, a formal arrangement in which the IDA, a 501(c)(3) public charity, agrees to sponsor a project that furthers our mission, for the purpose of fundraising through grants and donations. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations for your documentary, with the oversight, support and endorsement of IDA. Learn more about the benefits of Fiscal Sponsorship through your favorite non-fiction non-profit!