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SOUTHWEST ALTERNATE MEDIA PROJECT
Celebrates 35th Anniversary in 2012
In 1977, through the vision of the internationally acclaimed filmmaker and educator James Blue, with founding director Ed Hugetz and initial financial support of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, SWAMP became the first Texas independent nonprofit organization for the “citizen filmmaker.” Over the course of its history, SWAMPrecognized and supported the work of such noted filmmakers as Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez and Jane Campion, and helped Texas filmmakers receive over $2 million for their non-commercial films in the last 13 years alone.
Today SWAMP offers aspiring filmmakers of all ages professional development workshops, after-school programs, summer film classes, special screenings, fiscal sponsorship, THE TERRITORY (our Texas PBS broadcast series), grant opportunities, collaborative events, and much more in our mission to promote the creation and appreciation of film, video and new media as art forms of our multicultural community.
SWAMP’s educational programs and screenings, directly benefit an average of some 2800 filmmakers and film-lovers annually. Although we depend on partial funding from The Houston Endowment, The City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, The Brown Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Houston Film Commission, SWAMP needs YOU!
As we enter our 35th year of service to Texas filmmakers and film fans, your generous contribution will help SWAMP to fulfill our mission and shape the course of our future for the next 35 years.
Please make your tax deductible contribution now by clicking the donation button:
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request, and remember that no amount is too small.
We wish you a healthy and happy 2012!