2011 Marks CID 30th Anniversary

In 2011 the Center for Independent Documentary will celebrate our 30th Anniversary. In 1981, when the organization was founded, we set out to create an organization that would foster the creation of innovative documentary programs by independent filmmakers. We put out the call for independent filmmakers who wanted to be part of a community and needed some help to make it happen. Over the years, hundreds of you have responded and collaborated.

CID has had the great fortune to work with many of the nations finest documentary filmmakers- many of them from the inception of their careers. And we’ve had the pleasure of participating in the formation of a tremendous community of filmmakers here at home in New England.  For twenty five years we’ve hosted free workshops on a regular basis for professional development and networking, and we’ve taken professional rejuvenation to whole new levels with our partnership with the Kopkind Institute with the creation of our summer film camp and annual Bermuda cruise.

Through it all we have tried to keep the cost to filmmakers as low as possible so that everyone would be able to participate. But, that has never meant that these programs are without a cost. They do, of course. And we are hoping that you will add CID to the causes you support, and that these programs can be made possible by a filmmaker and documentary enthusiast like you. Please take a moment and make a contribution to CID. Every and any amount helps!

More than anything, THANK YOU for these 30 great years!  We look forward to the next!

Visit our Facebook Page, and join us in celebrating 30 years of documentary films where we will be featuring our filmmakers daily.

Contributions are tax deductible and can be made by Credit Card, Paypal or by mailing a check to: 680 S.Main Street, Sharon MA 02067.