FTI PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM
The Philanthropy Program is an FTI initiative to connect filmmakers and games developers with private individuals and philanthropic trusts who are interested in supporting screen projects in WA. The Program also aims to source additional funding for FTI programs to support filmmakers and games developers, such as the Stanley Wilbur Trust Fund, which supports Indigenous filmmakers in WA.
The Philanthropy Program was created after consultation with the screen sector revealed the need to develop alternate, non-government, funding streams. Since being established in 2015, the Program has raised over $250,000 worth of donations for WA screen projects. Donations allowed some applicants to secure match-funding from other bodies, resulting in a combined total of over $300,000 for emerging projects and FTI programs.
How It Works
FTI holds an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient status, which means that donations made to FTI are 100% tax deductible.
Producers apply to FTI to list their projects on the Philanthropy web page or apply to participate in pitching nights, which are held twice yearly.
A small committee of philanthropy experts assess the applications to participate in pitching nights and, should there be more applications than can be accommodated, the committee chose the five or six projects they feel would be most likely to appeal to individuals or representatives of philanthropic trusts.
Donors to the FTI Philanthropy Program may nominate a production or game to which they would like to donate. While FTI cannot guarantee which projects are supported, FTI will endeavour to honour the preferences of donors. Donations are passed on as grants to the filmmakers or games developers less a 5% fee to cover administration costs.
All projects submitted to the pitching nights or listed on the FTI web page will be required to demonstrate a clear chain of title to FTI, to ensure that the projects are able to be developed or produced if they receive donations.
Please read the legal conditions prior to contacting FTI to submit a project to the Philanthropy Program.
Applying to the FTI Philanthropy Program
Screen practitioners who believe that philanthropy can help them achieve their goals can can submit their screen projects to FTI.
Donating to FTI Programs through the Philanthropy Program
Development & Production Support - Screen Production
Development & Production Support - Games and Interactive
Indigenous Community Stories (ICS)
Stanley Wilbur Trust Fund - Supporting Aboriginal filmmakers
The Brian Beaton Award
Current Projects in the FTI Philanthropy Program: TBC after Pitching Night, May 30th.
- Projects supported through the FTI Philanthropy Program
The next FTI Philanthropy Program pitching night will be on the evening on 30th May 2017.
To apply to pitch on this night, please contact Ros Walker on firstname.lastname@example.org.