Founder, Providence Center for Media Culture
Program Director, The Providence Art and Design Film Festival
Cable Car Cinema on Facebook
Providence Art & Design Film Festival on Facebook
Daniel Kamil has been working in film and television for 20 years. He has worked at 20th Century Fox, CBS and on various independent films before moving to Rhode Island. He also received an MA in Media Studies from The New School in 2009. Emily Steffian and Daniel have been working together since 2003, when they created their first cinema The Revival House in Westerly, Rhode Island. In 2008, they bought the Cable Car Cinema located in Providence, which will soon be celebrating its 40th year anniversary. The Cable Car Cinema specializes in showcasing the best independent, international and documentary films. This past spring, Emily and Daniel won the Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship Grant that will support the creation of a film and media center - The Providence Cinematheque. The project will be a for profit /non profit hybrid that will exhibit exceptional film programming with an emphasis on making sure underrepresented filmmakers have a place to showcase their work. They have formed The Providence Center for Media Culture which will produce the first annual Providence Art and Design Film Festival in the Fall of 2015. The Center for Media Culture will create an educational curriculum in media literacy, form an artist-in-residency program and focus on repertory programming and will engage actively with community partners.
Video documentation of Emily and Daniel's talk at RISD Chase Auditorium on October 24, 2015.