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Cinequest

Empowering the maverick

three stars

89.28

P.O. Box 720040 San Jose, CA 95172
tel: (408) 295-3378   Web Site
EIN: 77-0250734

Board Leadership
Kathleen J. Powell
President & Co-Founder

CEO
Halfdan Hussey
Director, CEO & Co-Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.28 three stars
  Financial 84.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A global company set in the Silicon Valley, The Cinequest Institute produces Cinequest Film Festival, Cinequest Distribution, Cinequest Mentoring & Education, and Cinequest LLC operates Cinequest Mavericks Studio. Cinequest's uniqueness and impact results from being ahead of the curve, whether it comes to discovering or producing original voices, showcasing new technology, or reinventing the very definition of film distribution and marketing. It's a celebration of premium quality Maverick cinema, television and innovation. Cinequest remains one of the last big festival bastions for the discovery of new and emerging film artists. Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) presents a dynamic 13-day event of 200 international films with over 600+ film artists, technologists, and professionals from 44 countries in attendance. Over 10,000 artists have attended CQFF to date.

A global company set in the Silicon Valley, The Cinequest Institute produces Cinequest Film Festival, Cinequest Distribution, Cinequest Mentoring & Education, and Cinequest LLC operates Cinequest Mavericks Studio. Cinequest's uniqueness and impact results from being ahead of the curve, whether it comes to discovering or producing original voices, showcasing new technology, or reinventing the very definition of film distribution and marketing. It's a celebration of premium quality Maverick cinema, television and innovation. Cinequest remains one of the last big festival bastions for the discovery of new and emerging film artists. Cinequest Film Festival (CQFF) presents a dynamic 13-day event of 200 international films with over 600+ film artists, technologists, and professionals from 44 countries in attendance. Over 10,000 artists have attended CQFF to date.

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Financial

three stars

84.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.5%
  Administrative Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cinequest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cinequest on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cinequest (CA) 89.28 three stars
MusiCares (CA) 91.73 four stars
Pasadena Conservatory of Music (CA) 91.33 four stars
The NOCCA Institute (LA) 92.00 four stars
Dance/USA (DC) 87.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $675,240
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $675,240
   Program Service Revenue $474,669
Total Primary Revenue $1,149,909
   Other Revenue $59
TOTAL REVENUE $1,149,968
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,077,179
   Administrative Expenses $156,840
   Fundraising Expenses $63,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,297,850
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-147,882
   
Net Assets $450,245

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 89.28 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 88.19 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 92.16 four stars
2015-12 07/01/2017 93.91 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 84.04 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.91 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 92.71 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 90.63 four stars
2011-12 05/01/2013 82.98 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 86.29 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 79.00 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 93.22 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 77-0250734
Name in IRS Master File CINEQUEST INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1994
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,000 7.85% Halfdan O. Hussey Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$144,000 11.09% Kathleen J. Powell President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cinequest (CA) 89.28 three stars
National Performance Network (LA) 88.55 three stars
PEN American Center (NY) 92.27 four stars
American Theatre Wing (NY) 89.28 three stars
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (DC) 87.35 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cinequest
P.O. Box 720040
San Jose, CA 95172
tel: (408) 295-3378
fax: (408) 995-5713
EIN: 77-0250734

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Board Leadership

Kathleen J. Powell
President & Co-Founder

CEO

Halfdan Hussey
Director, CEO & Co-Founder

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