Since 2010, 14 Pews has been one of the best places to see independent films in Houston. We are known for our passion for engaging and challenging our audiences through the visual arts and promoting our city’s diversity. Since opening 7-years ago, we have brought hundreds of cultural programs to our underserved community. We have screened over 600 Independent films; documentaries, experimental and short films; created, curated and hosted 5 film festivals; created a weekly German Film Series co-sponsored with the German Consulate and The Goethe-Institut; created The 14 Pews Film Academy; brought in speakers for our film talk-backs; curated 14 art shows; created 10 short documentaries on Houston artists which have screened at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival and created a year long Artist-in-Residency Program.
In 2014, 14 Pews took up the challenge of promoting female film directors, which makes up only 7% of all directors despite the fact that 50% of film school graduates are women and 65% of our audience are women. 14 Pews believes that by supporting the visual arts created by women that accurately reflects the gender balance and diversity of our country can create a seismic change in how we inspire young minds to do great things. In addition, by showcasing these women in the visual arts we believe we can accelerate the production and distribution of inclusive content to accurately reflect the world we live in.
We are so very grateful for your support. This year, thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar for the first $10,000 in donations, so it will go twice as far! And for as little as $100 you could help us hire some marketing help for a weekend, or for $250 you could help us cover the distribution costs for one screening or contribute to the tuition of a high school student to enroll in one of our documentary workshops. For $500 you could help pay for BluRay copies for the Jesse Lott documentary, or pay Jesse Lott to teach another art workshop, and for $1,000 you could help us pay for the DCP we made for our Jesse Lott screening. For $2,000 you could help pay a teacher’s salary for teaching a summer documentary workshop or pay to fly in 4 filmmakers to give talk-backs for one of our film festivals.
Every dollar you contribute helps us contribute to our community in so many ways. Please consider contributing today.