We are excited to announce that as of December 10, 2008, A3F Incorporated is an official public charity recognized by the Internal Revenue Service under sections 170, 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code. A3F Inc. can now accept tax-deductible donations and sponsorships!
Whether you are an individual or a company, you can support the A3F with a tax-deductible donation. For sponsorship donations, please direct inquires here.
Simply click the donate button below and use your PayPal or credit card. Upon successful donation, you will be directed to a page to leave your contact information in order to secure a receipt for tax purposes (required for donations of $250 or more).
Grants. We are pleased to announce our first Grant from Meridian Bank. Michele Meyer and Jae Staats attended the recognition breakfast on November 3, 2008. A huge thank you to Jim Zimmerman, Aimee Martin and Charmayne Nuesca of Meridian for this great honor and for supporting A3F Incorporated.
Our Mission. The charitable purpose of A3F Incorporated is to benefit the independent filmmaking community in the state of Arizona through film challenges, international festivals, educational workshops, scholarships and a public media center. A3F Incorporated provides these charitable activities through its newly formed non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
A3F Incorporated hosts its public film challenges, festivals and workshops through the Almost Famous Film Festival. Founded in 2005, the Almost Famous Film Festival has built a solid foundation in Arizona as a leader in the independent film festival circuit.
Scholarships. A3F Incorporated will introduce a scholarship program to be awarded to promising film and creative writing students at Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College and Arizona State University. A total of three $1000 scholarships will be made available. More information coming soon...
Media Center. Another A3F goal is to develop a public-accessible media center for filmmakers to use in developing scripts, films and other media-related projects. The media center will consist of computer editing bays, literature, handbooks and manuals, community references, and other resources that will aid filmmakers without the means to acquire these fundamental necessities for creating films.
Looking Forward. A3F Incorporated will continue to support the successful foundation established by the Almost Famous Film Festival and its direction and course of hosting events for independent filmmakers. As a tax-exempt non-profit, A3F Incorporated will substantially increase its ability to provide assistance, sponsorship and funding for these community outreach programs and events that directly benefit the participants.
Donations from local and state businesses, individuals and grants will generate revenue that will go directly back into the festival which will greatly enhance the benefits for the filmmakers and people participating in our sponsored events. One hundred percent of all monies received will be invested into the festival.
We are dedicated to always putting the filmmakers first!
A3F Incorporated Board of Directors
Founder & President - Jae K. Staats
Vice President - Jason Francois
Secretary - To Be Named...
Treasurer - Jae K. Staats