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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 9:03AM   |  Add a comment
Vanessa Domico, founder of Outcast Films, distributor, and activist

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

Vanessa Domico and her distribution company, Outcast Films, are taking the film industry by storm and rattling the cages of the "norm." 

Domico will be attending the 2014 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in support of Outcast's newest film Shored Up, a documentary about Hurricane Sandy and its devastating impacts on the New Jersey shore, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and parts of the New York coastline. In addition, she will be making appearances all over the festival and offering practical advice to students at the well-known FLEFF Lab Friday event.

Domico started Outcast Films in November 2004 in order to create a space for gay, lesbian, and queer films to be distributed. But in order to adapt to a changing market, Outcast has increasingly begun distributing environmental films in addition to their trademark gay, lesbian, and queer lineup. Shored Up is one example of the company's shift to more environmental subject matters. 

Additionally, Outcast has increasingly begun to focus their distribution efforts toward the realm of education. The company plans to offer new and exciting opportunities for teachers and students to screen films and the interact directly with the filmmaker afterward. 

Domico will be sharing her experience as a distributor in a changing landscape in addition to promoting the film, which will be screened only once during the festival, at 4:10 PM on Saturday, April 5th at Cinemapolis.

She will also be appearing at FLEFF Lab Friday's Distribution Workshop at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 4th in Park 223. Bring your lunch and be prepared to listen and talk with a truly inspiring, driven woman! 


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