About the event
Purpose: ITSY was commissioned by the Be Kind Movement (UK) to raise vital funds for women and children’s educational projects whilst reflecting the charity’s ethos of Kindness:
‘One Kind Act Can Change Someone's Life. Many Such Acts Can Create A Movement.’
What ITSY represents:
•A celebration of diversity within our community reflecting multi-cultural Britain;
•A narrative on loneliness, life in the city and mental health;
•A story of acceptance in a time of global turbulence and intolerance;
•Female representation through the lead protagonist, female directors and the heavy centric female crew, championing the female voice;
•Provided a practical working opportunity to a talented, young disadvantaged girl, Ruvimbo Munodawafa, who worked as a runner, and penned some beautiful poetry for ITSY which BKM are excited to showcase at the film’s London premiere in July 2019.
The objectives for the fund-raising for the Itsy London Film Gala Premiere:
•Raise funds to provide an educational grant to Ruvimbo Munodawafa, the formerly homeless young black disadvantaged girl, who worked as a runner on the sets of ITSY that Premila Puri is currently mentoring;
•Implement a pilot scheme in a London borough for secondary schools in Q1 2020 using ITSY as an educational toolkit to enhance the mental health and emotional well-being of pupils; roll out nationwide to primary & secondary schools in 2020, potentially collaborating with the Arts Council and NHS Trusts.
The Be Kind Movement has hosted previous fundraising events:
•Champagne Reception in Aid of The Girl Child, educational programme in India that raised a scholarship fund to sponsor the education of over 100 slum girls;
•Saree Fund-Raising Fashion Event helped rehabilitate women afflicted by violence e.g. domestic abuse.
•Film Festival Awards and Official Selections have generated a buzz for the film which we will monetise for the charity via the UK Premier gala and ticketed screenings:
•ITSY HAS WON AWARDS IN SHORT FILM FESTIVALS ACROSS THE WORLD:
•TMFF – Best Actress, Best Trailer and Audience Awards
•A Show for a Change Festival - Creativity Award
•DMOFF - Best Female Director
•OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AT:
•29th Istanbul International Short Film Festival (December 2018) - World & International Premiere.
•Chennai Short Film Festival (February 2019) - Indian Premiere
•Social Short Film Awards (February 2019) - European Premiere
•Women’s Film Festival (March 2019) - USA & North American Premiere
•Female FEEDBACK Film & Screenplay Festival (January 2019) - Canadian Premiere
•Beeston Film Festival - UK Premiere
•Kansas and Newport Beach Film Festivals - USA
- CMS Children’s International Film Festival - India
Why should you sponsor?
The ITSY London Premier Gala is the first fundraising event that will bring ITSY to the London public:
•A highly visible and successful crowd-funding campaign raised just under £12k to create the film so ITSY is highly anticipated by its supporters including donors, sponsors, brands and film audiences;
•Hosted at the prestigious Curzon Cinema; The Brunswick Centre, London on Wednesday 3rd July between 7pm and 9pm
•Drinks and canapés reception with cast & crew, screening of ITSY followed by Q&A;
•Funds raised via ticket sales to directly support women and children’s educational programmes.
POTENTIAL SPONSOR BENEFITS
Sponsor of a Prestigious Premier Gala event to help raise educational funds at minimum cost to your organisation.
Brand association with a charity that promotes Kindness translating to excellent CSR and feel good factor from the public towards your brand. Ongoing collaboration potential at prestigious events such as Cannes Film Festival;
Increase sales through active promotional activity and sponsorship activation, and achieve incremental repeat business.
Tap into an inspirational and NFP sector, and receive greater customer loyalty as a sponsor.
(Dependent on sponsorship package) Gain a substantial amount of digital coverage via BKM and latter’s association with Ariana Ventures film production in the film industry; Social media acknowledgement and publicity via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; Release of digital flyer with Partner logos; Promotion of brand logos on ITSY and BKM websites and of brand during the event itself.
Premila Puri, Founder of Be Kind Movement
Film and TV Producer, Premila’s charity BKM commissioned ITSY to raise funds for educational projects for women and children. The film touches on a number of themes including Kindness. Premila’s production company, Ariana Ventures, produced the film pro-bono.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer