In early April the Shenandoah Film Collaborative (SFC) received notice that we were one of 21 local non-profits to be part of the total $53,000 in this year’s award giving from the Shenandoah Community Foundation, which is located in Woodstock, VA.
“It warms the heart to get support like this,” said Daniel Feldbusch, Executive Director of the SFC. “The $1,000 that we received will help us buy an outdoor screen as well as other small equipment and parts to help us enhance our programming.”
Last year the non-profit produced about one film event a month, as it was leading up to its first film festival in Strasburg. This year, due to the support from the Shenandoah Community Foundation, we were able to raise that too at least 3 events a month, including setting up a Summer Sunset Saturday film series in Strasburg. These outdoor films will be played in the park under the newly-constructed Strasburg Square.
We also used some of the money to purchase the screening rights for the NYICFF’s Kid Flicks One which we will be playing prior to the June 1st screening of the Sword in the Stone. The rest of the funding will be used for any last-minute emergencies as we progress forward to the 2nd Strasburg Film Festival.
“We’re more than just a Strasburg organization, but we’re using this first set of funding to better align ourselves for next Summer’s programming as well,” Feldbusch continued. “If we get a good response and have the process set up correctly for producing a summer outdoor film program, then we’ll work with other small towns within the county to provide them with a summer showcase of great cinema.”