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Make A Film foundation
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P.O. Box 360495
Los Angeles, CA 90036
E-Mail: info@makeafilmfoundation.org
 
About Us

The Make A Film Foundation provides an opportunity for young people diagnosed with critical or terminal illness to use the media as a powerful tool for self-expression and communication by creating five-minute film legacies.Pairing participants with noted directors, writers, actors and producer mentors, Make A Film Foundation provides them with the tools, resources and guidance to reclaim the media and give them a voice.

Young people facing illness and long-term hospitalization naturally feel marginalized from the world. Many spend vast amounts of time watching television, experiencing realities they may never share. Make a Film Foundation provides these young people an opportunity to reclaim the media as a tool for creative expression and personal empowerment. At Make a Film Foundation we believe that creativity and self-expression are innately therapeutic.

What happens in situations where no one can provide reasonable explanations? When young people are struck by critical illness, their ability to engage in a full range of childhood or adolescent experiences is sharply curtailed. We can furnish information about the workings of the body, or the effects of medicine. The truth, however, is that there are no simple explanations as to why one young person's life is drastically altered by illness while another's is not, why medicine may or may not work, or what the future actually holds.

For a critically ill child or teen, in all reality the best we can do is help them discover a sense of meaning or purpose. Make a Film Foundation will help young people facing illness use their dreams and imagination to explore and give voice to answers that no one else can offer. Make a Film Foundation demonstrates that within every young person, no matter how ill, there is power; power to create beauty and meaning out of seemingly senseless situations, to speak with a strong voice, and most importantly to grasp the dream of a bright future and always keep it insight as their journey unfolds.


Statement of Need
Young people facing illness and long-term hospitalization naturally feel marginalized from the world. Many spend vast amounts of time watching television, experiencing realities they may never share. Make a Film Foundation provides these young people an opportunity to reclaim the media as a tool for creative expression and personal empowerment. At Make a Film Foundation we believe that creativity and self-expression are innately therapeutic.

What happens in situations where no one can provide reasonable explanations? When children are struck by critical illness, their ability to engage in a full range of childhood experiences is sharply curtailed. We can furnish information about the workings of the body, or the effects of medicine. The truth, however, is that there are no simple explanations as to why one young person's life is drastically altered by illness while another's is not, why medicine may or may not work, or what the future actually holds.

For a critically ill child or teen, in all reality the best we can do is help them discover a sense of meaning or purpose. Make a Film Foundation will help young people facing terminal illness use their dreams and imagination to explore and give voice to answers that no one else can offer. Make a Film Foundation demonstrates that within every young person, no matter how ill, there is power; POWER to create beauty and meaning out of seemingly senseless situations, to speak with a strong voice, and most importantly to grasp the dream of a bright future and always keep it insight as their journey unfolds. Program Description

The specific geographic area that will be targeted at this time is CALIFORNIA however we are open to youth participating from all over the country.


Film Equipment &Technology
Make a Film Foundation will use top quality film, digital and HD equipment as needed for each short. We will solicit in-kind donations in the form of sound stages, equipment, services and supplies from companies including Kodak, Panavision, Panasonic, Final Draft and targeted studios and/or production companies. Computers and software and will be requested from other resource organizations such as The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Apple, IBM, and other PC manufacturers.
 

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