The 2017 W&M Global Film Festival is brought to you by the following key festival sponsors:
The Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence
The Charles Center supports faculty development, student research and engaged learning, honors and interdisciplinary studies. The Charles Center, founded in 1986, has played a pivotal role in establishing William & Mary’s well-deserved reputation as a “Public Ivy.” The Center is dedicated to expanding the number of high impact research and interdisciplinary opportunities that are available to students, and to supporting faculty efforts to adopt new teaching methods to integrate the teaching and research missions of the College.
The W&M Reves Center for International Studies
The Reves Center for International Studies is the home of the office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the Global Education Office, and the Office of International Students, Scholars, and Programs at William & Mary.
Established in 1989 with a gift from Wendy Reves in memory of her husband Emery, author of The Anatomy of Peace, the Reves Center supports and promotes the internationalization of learning, teaching, research and community involvement at the university. Today, more than two decades since its founding, the Reves Center continues to enhance international education at William & Mary through programs for education abroad, international students and scholars, and global engagement across the university.
The Muscarelle Museum of Art
Over the past 10 years, the Muscarelle Museum of Art has added an important and valuable dimension to the student experience at William & Mary. With world-class, groundbreaking exhibitions on Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, cutting-edge contemporary art, photography, non-Western and Native American art, the Muscarelle Museum has become vital to both our campus community and the region. In addition to exposing students to art, the Museum is an important laboratory for experiential engaged learning – we train our students in art and art history, business, communication, marketing, research and writing, strategic planning, creative and divergent thinking, and entrepreneurialism. The Museum also connects with students through courses, internships and fellowships, lectures, hands-on programs, and exposure to visiting curators and scholars. The Muscarelle has been voted the Best Art Museum in Virginia by a statewide readers poll for two years in a row and called “pound for pound” the best university art museum in America in our most current national accreditation.
Williamsburg Area Arts Commission
The Williamsburg Area Arts Commission (WAAC) assists Williamsburg City Council and James City County Board of Supervisors and other organizations in supporting and stimulating excellence in the arts and in creating an atmosphere that encourages the growth, development, and accessibility of cultural amenities for the benefit of residents and visitors.
At Canon Virginia, people believe in Kyosei, the idea “all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.” Everything the company does honors this belief. Their business is tied tightly to fostering a sustainable environment, creating educational opportunities, and helping solve urgent social issues. For the past three years, Canon has generously sponsored the Global Film Festival Youth Filmmaking Institute and provided state-of-the-art cameras for the Reeder Media Center and as prizes for the Festival’s annual student film competition.