AFAI - Nonprofit Information


As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—under the stewardship of THE ATHENS FILM ARTS INSTITUTE (AFAI), an all-volunteer Athens-based Board of Directors—Ciné reflects and celebrates the complex tapestry of the community we serve. AFAI ensures that Ciné can continue its unique and vital role in Athens’ cultural life, helping to make our town a better place to live, work, visit, and do business. Our mission to inspire, educate, and build community through art and culture is at the core of everything we do.

Diversity and inclusion are core to our mission, and Ciné will continue working towards creating a diverse, warm and welcoming environment for all. We’re committed to this for our business and for the community. Cine serves all members of the community regardless of age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Ruta Abolins (President)
Patrick Allen
Joseph Arndt
Allan Aycock
Cassie Bryant (Secretary)
Bryan Center
Mary Lillie Chamberlin
Ben Davis
Jamon Holt
Elizabeth Katz
Todd Kelly
Karen Kenyon
Elizabeth Lyle
Stephanie Lynn (Treasurer)
Dave Marr
Richard Neupert
Ed Pavlić
Tina Pu (MBA Fellow)
Hung Quach (MBA Fellow)
Joe Silva
Susanne Warrenfeltz
Mark Weathersby


Brian Carney
Carl Martin
Peter Smith
Margie Spalding

Other Resources

990 Forms
Current W9
2018 Annual Report
Strategic Plan