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IMAGE names Krovich
as festival director

Atlanta, GA, October 5, 2006
– Dan Krovich has been appointed the new festival director for IMAGE Film & Video, the Atlanta Film Festival and Out On Film effective October 2nd. IMAGE produces two major film festivals, the Atlanta Film Festival and Out On Film, and provides filmmaker services and education initiatives including workshops, monthly salons and screenings.

Dan Krovich spent his academic career in science, receiving a B.S. in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and molecular sciences from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His passion for film led him to pursue a career in that arena leading to the position of programming administrator at the Maryland Film Festival where he served six years.

During his time with the Maryland Film Festival, he also worked on several film productions including SWIMMERS and SYRIANA. Additionally, he has served as a reader for the Maryland Filmmaker's Fellowship in conjunction with the Sundance Institute, been on the programming committee for the underground film festival MicroCineFest, and participated in the Maryland Humanities Council's Youth Film Jam.

"I'm thrilled to be in Atlanta and look forward to serving the independent film community. As Festival Director, I plan to bring some of the world's finest films to the City of Atlanta and introduce Atlanta's finest filmmakers to the world," said Krovich.

IMAGE (Independent Media Artists of Georgia, Etc.) Film & Video Center, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to fostering independent film and video as unique forms of individual expression. Founded in 1977, the IMAGE mission is to build and support a strong media arts community in Atlanta and the Southeast by promoting the production, exhibition and public awareness of film and video as unique forms of artistic expression. IMAGE is recognized throughout the country for its success in promoting independent media artists that would not have access to funding, equipment or audience for their work.

In addition to presenting Out On Film and the ten-day Atlanta Film Festival, IMAGE Film & Video offers screenings, workshops, monthly salons for member and non-member networking, fiscal sponsorships, a quarterly newsletter, weekly email newsletter and equipment access. Major funding for IMAGE is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Georgia Council for the Arts with appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information on IMAGE, please call 404.352.4225 or visit: