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: