With the re-direction of ACT Government arts funding, CIFF needs to re-build its financial support in order to create a sustainable future for itself as an event with professional programming and management.
The basic goal established by the CIFF Committee is that CIFF should focus on distinguishing itself in a crowded festival landscape, by positioning itself as a fully retrospective film festival (including new films that deal with aspects of film history).
The goal for fund-raising lies between $40,000 for a 3 day event and $160,000 for a 10 day event.
The minimum version of CIFF is 3 days, budgeted at $60,000. Allowing for cash reserves and ticket sales, this will require approx. $40,000 to be raised from sponsors and philanthropy for a 3-day event.
HOW TO DONATE
Tax-deductible donations can be made to CIFF via the following Australian Cultural Fund website: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/canberra-international-film-festival/
Donations (not tax-deductible) can also be made direct to CIFF by contacting the CIFF office on (02) 6248 0851 (weekdays 9am to 5pm only), or by emailing [email protected]
For information about sponsor benefits, please contact CIFF directly by emailing [email protected]
Approx 50% of the target amounts (from $40,000 to $160,000) will be spent on Festival administration; and approx. 50% on programs, guests and promotion.
IF TARGETS ARE EXCEEDED …
If more than $40,000 is raised, the event will expand beyond the basic 3 days as far as funding permits, whether to 4 days or 5 or more, up to a maximum of ten days. If funding exceeds $160,000, any surplus will be held over for 2020.
Thank you for your support!