March 23, 2011 Announcement
Anonymous Donors Towards our Non-Profit Organization & CINEMA Program!
We have great news to share! Two anonymous donors have offered to give us $1,500 each (a total of $3,000!) towards our non-profit organization and CINEMA program! But there is a catch…we have to match their donations by June 1st, 2011! We are very excited that this money will create more film programs for our deserving teenage filmmakers! However, now is the time that we must ask for your help in reaching our fundraising goal! If you could possibly donate a minimum of $10 we would truly appreciate it!
As most of you know, the local and state arts organizations have suffered immensely during this economic downturn. A lot of the arts funding/budgets have been cut or disappeared altogether! While we are so grateful to still be up and running (unlike many other organizations) we have also had to cut much of our own programming. With your donation we could add more workshops to our current CINEMA schools and also continue our Saturday Cinerama and summer programs.
Our CINEMA students love our program! Please help us to continue our mission of educating students in such a creative and unique way!
For more information about FFI and the CINEMA program please visit our website at www.flfilminstitute.org or call 305.891.3456.
Thank you for your time and consideration!
The Florida Film Institute (FFI) was established to provide students and adults with a nurturing and hands-on environment in the field of Media Arts. Since its inception in 1992, FFI has mentored over 6,320 middle and high school students from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. FFI strives to provide a nurturing environment to teach the art, business and science of filmmaking, so that the participants may have the confidence and experience necessary to consider it as a viable career path.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County, Miami Dade College North Campus, School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT), Garnet Productions, Coral Gables Art Cinema, VideoLab Solutions, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.