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Our Sponsors

Faces of Democracy is supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund. The Sprout Fund is nonprofit organization supporting innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh.

Each of The Sprout Fund's programs, Seed Award and Public Art, is designed to advance a community initiative from idea through dialogue to implementation, creating a critical mass of activity for positive regional change. Sprout believes a vital component to building healthy and vibrant communities is civic engagement; serving those who demonstrate the drive and the capacity to think creatively about their communities.

With ongoing local support and continued appreciation by the communities it serves, The Sprout Fund will continue to provide an entry point for Pittsburghers to become involved and active in their communities and support projects that have the collective power to shape a new culture and vision for the region.

Faces of Democracy is proud to have the generous sponsorship of The Polish Cultural Institute of New York City.


Faces of Democracy is supported by the DOORS Art Foundation which strives to introduce Croatian art and culture to American audiences to advance a cross-cultural dialog between Croatia and the United States.


Faces of Democracy is sponsored in part by The Middle East Peace Forum of Pittsburgh.

The middle East Peace Forum of Pittsburgh promotes dialogue on paths to peace by presenting speakers, films and open forums in the Pittsburgh area

The City Paper is the print sponsor of Faces of Democracy.

WYEP is the media sponsor of Faces of Democracy.
Luxurious accommodations for visiting directors are provided by The Inns on Negley.

Catering services for Faces of Democracy are provided by the East End Food Co-Op, a democratically member-owned natural foods grocery store specializing in organic and local produce, bulk and packaged foods, fair trade coffee, and supplements and herbs- open to everyone, everyday.


Bison Grass Vodka, supplied by Adamba Imports International, Inc., is the official drink of Faces of Democracy.


Faces of Democracy is supported in part by the Student Dormitory Council of Carnegie Mellon University, which serves as the student government body of the residence hall population. They represent the interests of all on-campus residents and hope to be an integral part of Carnegie Mellon's continuing efforts to improve the quality of campus life.


Faces of Democracy is in cooperation with the New Jersey State Film Festival at Cape May. The New Jersey State Film Festival at Cape May and The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festivals new partnership will allow expanded audiences for students and more opportunities to view films from the region and around the world. The Cape May NJ State Film Festival is New Jersey's premiere weekend film festival dedicated exclusively to the support and presentation of creative, challenging, groundbreaking, film/video works by New Jersey filmmakers.


Faces of Democracy is in cooperation with Pittsburgh Filmmakers and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.


Faces of Democracy is supported by the Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University.


Faces of Democracy is supported by the Tango Café, a family owned and operated business, which opened in 2002 in the Squirrel Hill area. An authentic Argentine coffeehouse that provides a unique atmosphere where you can sit and enjoy our premium coffee, fine pastries, sandwiches, and empanadas. Tango Café also offers Spanish instruction courses in a unique setting, read more here.


Faces of Democracy is generously supported by Apple T-Shirt Co.


Faces of Democracy is supported in part by the Institute of International Art & Languages.



The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and The Office of the President of Carnegie Mellon University have made matching generous donations to Faces of Democracy.



Faces of Democracy is sponsored by the CMU Graduate Student Assembly. For more information see



Faces of Democracy is supported by the Carnegie Mellon University Student Senate and is funded in part by the Carnegie Mellon University Student Activities Fee


Faces of Democracy is supported by Carla Andrea and the Brazilian Radio Hour. Broadcast in English and Portuguese every Friday from 6:05 pm to 7 pm on WRCT 88.3 FM. We bring the best of Brazilian music from yesterday and today, plus special interviews, event information and news. Please visit



Faces of Democracy is supported by WPTS, the University of Pittsburgh's student-run radio station. We call ourselves "Pittsburgh's Progressive FM" as we mostly play new and independent music ranging from indie, to hip hop, jazz, rpm (electronic) and ska. We also have a variety of news and sports shows including a great talk morning show every 7-9am. You can find any other information you need at



How To Sponsor Faces of Democracy: The Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

  1. Provide a Fiscal Contribution.
    The money provided through your sponsorship allows us to make the Festival exceptional. These contributions provide support for many of the tasks we are undertaking, including bringing directors to Pittsburgh to speak about their films and answer any questions you may have, and expanding the scope of the Festival beyond the Carnegie Mellon campus and into the greater Pittsburgh community.
    Please send checks to:
    CMU International Film Festival
    c/o Regina Turbay
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Office of the Dean
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Baker Hall 154
    5000 Forbes Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  2. Provide In-Kind Support.
    We need help with printing, advertising, and administrative projects. If you or your company provide printing services, have the capacity to advertise or spread the word about the Festival, your help would be incredible valuable. In return, we would be happy to promote your company in all of our promotional materials and on our website.
    If you are interested in providing in-kind support, please contact:
    Joanne Kilgour at or by phone at 412-965-9973
  3. Attend the Festival! Please come to screenings and participate in our events!

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