Donate in December 2018 Campaign!
The Midwest Independent Film Festival's annual Donate in December campaign is back! As the only film festival solely dedicated to serving and uplifting the Midwest filmmaker and film community, our year-round film festival is continually expanding and evolving programming to support all members of the local film community at every career stage, and in 2019, our goals are bigger than ever, so we're getting an early start and launching this year's annual fundraising efforts on #GivingTuesday. TODAY ONLY, we're participating in Facebook's #GivingTuesday program, and as a non-profit, we're eligible for all of today's donations made through Facebook to be matched through an initiative with PayPal. So, at least for today, please consider showing your support directly through Facebook Giving.
In the year ahead, we plan to expand our signature events (Female Filmmakers Night, Advertising Community Shorts Night, Best of the Midwest Awards) and our educational programming, as well as track and share our data around demographics to ensure we're accurately representing and serving our community in its entirety. As a 501(c)3 organization, we count on a combination of support from our members, our fiscal and in-kind sponsors partners, ticket sales to events, a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, and, in large part, from donations given during campaigns like this for our annual operating budget. Especially with such an ambitious year ahead of expanding our reach in ways that we hope will impact and serve the film community more than ever, we've set our goal of $10,000 and hope we can count on your support to get there well before the campaign ends on December 31, 2018.
Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that the Midwest Independent Film Festival will continue to support and strengthen the Midwest independent film community in the year ahead, and for years to come.
Thank you and we look forward to all we can build together in 2019 and beyond.