FTI PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM
FTI's Philanthropy Program aims to attract private and foundation philanthropy to support the telling of stories that are presented on screen, by Western Australian filmmakers and games developers. This is a groundbreaking development for the screen sector in Western Australia, which is an incredibly exciting world to become a part of. Our intent to achieve this began in 2012 when comprehensive sector consultation told us that there is a need for screen story tellers to be able to operate by funding their projects and enterprises from sources other than government. FTI is also hoping to start the building of a corpus of donated funds that will allow us, in time, to establish programs that are flexible in their approach and therefore allow us to foster innovation in approaches to storytelling, use of technology, and business models. Donations for the Philanthropy Program have surpassed $180,000 so far!
FTI's Philanthropy Program operates on a number different levels. The program allows individuals and philanthropic foundations to make a contribution to FTI that will allow us to scale up programs including Screen, Games and Interactive Production; Indigenous Community Stories; and supporting Aboriginal filmmakers through the Stanley Wilbur Trust Fund. Donors can nominate a particular program to which they would like their contribution to be directed. It also allows for eligble third-party projects to be supported through a grants program, that will be funded by donations that are received which nominate those projects as their preferred recipient. Screen practitioners are able to submit projects for consideration here. Click on the links for information: Current FTI Philanthropy Projects, Previous Philanthropy Projects, FTI programs. It is important to understand the legal constraints of the program, which are set out below, and to understand that FTI is unable to guarantee that the donations received will be applied to the nominated program or project. However, we will always use our best endeavours to support the intent of our donors.
On Friday 26th August 2016 On FTI's Philanthropy program brought together five experienced WA teams with exciting screen projects who aim to produce compelling screen projects and potential donors & philanthropists at a magical sundowner hosted by Happs Winery during CinefestOz Film Festival. FTI is pleased to have already received donations for the projects which were pitched at the event. The five projects newly included in FTI's Philanthropy Program are: 'A Team of Champions', 'CinefestOz Foundation,' 'Don't Stop the Music', 'Harmony' and 'The World of Georgiana Molloy'. Photo's from the event can be found here.
The audience included leading members of WA's screen industry Duncan Ord (Director General DCA), Janelle Marr (ScreenWest's Chair), Ian Booth (ScreenWest's Chief Executive) along with well known identities from the South West including David Barton, Peter Shack, Shelley Cullen, Will Berliner, Patricia Poynton, Becky Vidler and Roslyn Happ.FTI works with Western Australian filmmakers and games developers to help them to attract donations to help their projects become reality. See all of Philanthropy Projects here.
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Support FTI Programs:
FTI has a number of programs that need your support.Development & Production Support - Screen Production & Games and Interactive, Indigenous Community Stories & Stanley Wilbur Trust Fund. Supporting Aboriginal filmmakers. See them all here.
Support Brian Beaton Award:
The Brian Beaton Award will be presented annually at the West Australian Screen Awards and is available to factual filmmakers of all levels working on projects that have the potential to contribute to the community and initiate positive social change. Read more here.
Screen practitioners who believe that philanthropy can help them achieve their goals can can submit their screen projects to FTI.