A Farewell to Shenandoah Film Collaborative: Celebrating Our Journey and Preserving Our Legacy
It is with mixed feelings of sadness and gratitude that we announce the closure of the Shenandoah Film Collaborative. Over these transformative five years, our collective efforts have created a haven for filmmakers, artists, and storytellers. Today, we express our deepest thanks to all of you for your passion, skill, and tireless dedication.
Regrettably, the rising costs in time and materials have made it increasingly difficult for us to sustain the organization. Despite our best efforts, the resources needed to keep everything operational are more than we can muster at this juncture.
As we begin the process of winding down, a few important points need clarification. First, we kindly ask that you refrain from making any further purchases from our online shop. However, we intend to keep the shop accessible for archival purposes. Our artists have poured their creativity into these products, and we believe they should remain available for inclusion in portfolios.
Similarly, our blog will also continue to be accessible. The repository of film theory, analyses, and artistic illustrations it contains has been instrumental in shaping our collective identity. It’s a testament to the intellectual and creative prowess that we, as a community, have consistently aimed for.
While we would love to individually recognize each and every one of you, the fear of inadvertently omitting someone holds us back. Nevertheless, each of you is invaluable to this endeavor. Collectively, we have been the spirit and backbone of the Shenandoah Film Collaborative.
Although this marks the end of the Collaborative in its current form, the bonds we’ve forged, the stories we’ve told, and the impact we’ve had are eternal. We wholeheartedly encourage each of you to perpetuate the ethos of collaboration and artistic ingenuity that has been the hallmark of our time together.
Thank you once more for your boundless contributions, steadfast support, and for being part of an unforgettable chapter in all of our lives.
– Shenandoah Film Collaborative Executive Team