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West Chapter

SPE West Chapter includes:
California, Hawaii, Nevada

Chair Christopher Kern
Vice Chair/Secretary Derek Novaes
Treasurer Devin Bruce
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Message from the Chair

Reconnecting and Moving Forward Together

We've weathered challenges, but through perseverance, we've emerged ready to champion ahead.

Our members here in the West are our top priority. We recognize that you deserve our full attention, and we are committed to delivering on that promise. Our goal is to create value for our organization and to generate opportunities for both our current and future members.  We're also eager to proactively engage with those who have let their membership lapse. We believe that understanding their reasons for disengagement is crucial to improving our organization and meeting their needs effectively.

We hold deep respect for our past, and we are eager to forge ahead into the future. While our plans are still taking shape, rest assured that, as a board, we are actively scheming with you in mind. Your input and insights are invaluable to us, and we fully intend to invite you into the conversation once we've solidified our direction.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to reconnecting with you and embarking on this journey together.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at west@spenational.org.

Warm regards,

Christopher Kern - Chair
Derek Novaes - Vice Chair/Secretary
Devin Bruce - Treasurer

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Thank you for your ongoing engagement in our SPE West Facebook Group, with 540 members strong, your participation is invaluable. Despite our Chapter being dormant, your active involvement keeps the community vibrant. We eagerly anticipate further developing this interactive platform, actively joining discussions, and enriching the research and scholarship within our photographic community.  If you aren't already a member of our private group, we invite you to join us.

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Be sure to follow us on our new Instagram account @spe_west and tag us with any new work #spewest! We're excited to ramp up our activity, spotlighting events, opportunities, resources, and the fantastic work of our members.

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The SPE Media Festival (originally the SPE Women's Film Festival) has featured innovative and provocative moving-image works by, for, and about women, POC, and members of the LGBTQIA community since 1995. This year, new categories have been added to create a more expansive and dynamic program including documentary, narrative, animation, experimental, and short shorts. We are seeking works 30 minutes and under

SPE members have free entry until September 20 using wavier code; contact Amanda to receive the code at amandaekline@gmail.com. Apply through our Film Freeway Portal at the link in our bio!

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Submit video art, new media projects, and short films to the 2025 SPE Media Festival! The 2025 Media Fest will be held March 6 - 8, 2025 at the Peppermill Reno Resort in Reno, Nevada during the annual SPE Conference. The SPE Media Festival (originally the SPE Women's Film Festival) has...

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