1. • The School Factory •
Milwaukee Spotlight is a fiscally supported program of the School Factory, a 501©(3) non-profit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.
All checks can be made payable to The School Factory
and sent to
The School Factory
1340 North 6th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212–4007
Contact Us now and let us know how you’d like to help!
We invite you to donate to an exciting project: the 4th Annual Milwaukee Spotlight Student Film Festival, the first festival of its kind in Milwaukee. It will take place October 11–12, at Bucketworks.
Who Are We? Milwaukee Spotlight is the first organization devoted solely to supporting young film visionaries in Milwaukee. Our mission is to celebrate and showcase their achievements in film with an annual film festival. Our partners include the Bucketworks, the Milwaukee International Film Festival, and MATA Community Media. The result of these partnerships is a third Student Film Festival by young people, for young people, and ultimately for all of us.
What have we accomplished? Over the past three years, over 100 individual filmmakers and 7 classes participated from 24 Wisconsin schools and 14 schools from 7 other states. Students from all over are getting the chance to produce and share their vision through film.
You can download our Media Kit at http://www.milwaukeespotlightfilms.org/Main/SpotlightMediaDownloads to find out about our first two years.
Why Sponsor? Your sponsorship will help area teens in the development and showcase of their films. Depending on your level of sponsorship, your generosity will be highlighted in various venues. We need the sponsorship of individuals and organizations who can get as excited as we are about our mission and our plans for the year. We would love to add you to our growing number of sponsors. There are many ways that you can help, both large and small. We encourage you to find out more about us at our website. Then, you can choose to sponsor this exciting festival with funding or items and services such as filmmaking books, software, equipment, or production services. And when you sponsor at different levels, we will recognize you or your organization in different ways!
Whatever you choose to give will help recognize, celebrate, and showcase students’ voices and visions. Thank you for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Yours in film—
You could provide prizes to award the winning filmmakers, such as
- Filmmaking equipment
- Digital camcorders
- Editing software (such as Final Cut Pro)
- Portable DVD players
- DVD recorders
- Package of some of the above
- Filmmaking services
- Free equipment rental
- Free production services
- Free sound tracking (have your band write the music for their next film)
- Theater ticket packages
- Books about filmmaking
- Subscriptions to filmmaking magazines
- Tickets and/or trips to major U.S. film festivals or awards ceremonies
- Scholarships to film schools
You could help us advertise to the community, by funding or providing services for
- Flyers and postcards
- Print ads in local newspapers
- Radio ads
You could help fund or provide food & beverages, such as
- Hors D’oeuvres
- Popcorn (a popcorn machine?)
- Theater goodies (candy, hotdogs, brownies, cookies, etc.)
- Sodas (a soda machine?)
- Mocktail mixes
- Plates, cups, bags/buckets for popcorn, utensils, napkins, straws, etc.