The Seventh Art Stand is a rapid response initiative
which utilizes film to bridge communities and
create new inroads for civil rights discussion.
We are currently seeking venues and community partners to host screenings, discussions, and voter registration drives in September or early October 2018, in advance of the upcoming 2018 Midterm elections, which will be held on November 6th.
The Seventh Art Stand has been covered by many national outlets, including The New York Times.
The first edition of the Seventh Art Stand took place in May 2017, after the initial Travel Ban, and was organized by Courtney Sheehan of Northwest Film Forum, Richard Abramowitz of Abramorama, and filmmaker Vivian Hua. Centered around Anti-Islamophobia, over 50 participating venues in half the States held discussions and showed films from the countries affected by the ban The second installment was dedicated to Uplifting Black Voices, after the Philando Castile ruling. The third, in Fall 2018, is around Migrant Solidarity.
COURTNEY SHEEHAN, CO-FOUNDER
Courtney Sheehan is the executive director for Northwest Film Forum, the independent film arts center in Seattle, Wash.
RICHARD ABRAMOWITZ, CO-FOUNDER
Richard Abramowitz is at the forefront of innovation in the world of distribution and marketing of independent films. He has been an industry-leader in personalized, focused film marketing and distribution that bypasses traditional film studio methodology, providing valuable, customized distribution alternatives to content makers and owners.
VIVIAN HUA, CO-FOUNDER
Vivian Hua is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer who is fascinated by synthesizing divergent styles, groups, and schools of thought. Much of her work unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. After more than a decade of splitting her time between Editor-in-Chief of an arts and music publication called REDEFINE, Hua expands upon her artistic and activist career with her latest narrative short film, Searching Skies.