Dear Friends of VFF:
June is a magical month for us. It was on June 1, 2000 that the idea behind The Valley Film Festival (VFF) was born.
After 15 months of non-profit paperwork and planning, the first festival launched on October 26, 2001, at my childhood stomping grounds, the Sherman Oaks Galleria. My dream to further the education, production and distribution of filmmaking in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley has been going strong for 13 amazing years! This has been possible through the generosity of an awesome all-volunteer staff, fabulous in-kind sponsors and non-profit support from Community Partners.
Now, as The Valley Film Festival has reached the awkward teen years, we need your financial support.
We've been tasked with raising $30,000 cash, by June 30, or risk being fined. While the fine is minimal by comparison ($3,000), it will eat into our 2013 festival funds.
We're currently at a third of our goal and the VFF13 will happen either way November 13-17 at the Laemmle NoHo7. Still, we need your help to ensure the money raised goes towards our mission and not to pay fines.
The deadline for raising these funds is June 30,2013, so PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL.
To help, please scroll down to VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL on the Designate a Project page of our fiscal sponsor Community Partners and contribute what you can. All donations are greatly appreciated and will be given a special shout out during the festival! Also please help us by spreading the word about this vital campaign to friends and family via all your social media outlets.
We appreciate all your love and support all these years and we look forward to bringing you a great festival in the years to come!
Founder & Valley Girl
The Valley Film Festival is an activity of Community Partners, a nonprofit charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which is not a private foundation because it is described in Sections 509(a)(1) and 170 (b)(1)(a)(vi).