The Film Dayton Initiative is concerned with supporting, retaining, and attracting local creative talent, a key indicator of the region’s ability to achieve economic competitiveness in a creative economy. Film Dayton will leverage existing assets of regional filmmakers, cast and crew, institutional programs, and related technology in order to grow the existing industry and to export the region’s film product. This will raise awareness of the region and it’s strengths.
The goals of Film Dayton are to establish an endowment that will fund grants to local filmmakers who are making films in the region, and to host an annual film festival- beginning in 2009- eventually featuring films funded by Film Dayton.
1) Research creation of film festival.
2) Develop a business plan.
3) Identify donors, establish endowment.
The first major volunteer meeting is expected to be held in April- check back for more information soon!