Thesis Pitch Event Giving Levels – American Film Institute

Inaugural AFI Conservatory Thesis Pitch Event

The AFI Conservatory (AFIC) provides opportunities for professionals to discover their voice through their craft.  The culminating project of the AFIC Master’s Degree is the creation of a thesis film.

The Thesis Pitch Event provides an opportunity for teams of AFI Fellows to pitch their thesis film idea to donors that contributed to a pooled production fund.  These donors will score each thesis concept and the pooled funds will be distributed to participating teams in increments based on their cumulative scores.

Thesis Pitch Event

Please join us either in-person or virtually for this live event on Friday, October 15 starting at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Toolan, Interim Chief Advancement Officer at [email protected]. We look forward to your participation!

Below are the various giving levels to the pooled donor fund and the benefits at each level:

Executive Producer
$25,000 +

  • Contribution of $25,000 to AFI’s Diverse Storytellers Production Fund
  • Scores will be multiplied by 5 following each team’s pitch
  • Reserved seating at Thesis Pitch Event
  • Listing in the end credit donor recognition block in all participating films as per Conservatory recognition policies
  • Vimeo links to completed thesis films that participated in the Thesis Pitch Event.
    • Films will be watermarked and non-downloadable. Films will be shared as an advanced screening on a rolling basis as they are completed and accepted by AFI as a Thesis Film.
  • Recognition in AFI Annual Report as a $25,000 donor.

Producer
$10,000

  • Contribution of $10,000 to AFI’s Diverse Storytellers Production Fund
  • Scores will be multiplied by 2 following each team’s pitch
  • Reserved seating at Thesis Pitch Event
  • Listing in the end credit donor recognition block in all participating films as per Conservatory recognition policies.
  • Vimeo links to completed thesis films that participated in the Thesis Pitch Event.
    • Films will be watermarked and non-downloadable. Films will be shared as an advanced screening on a rolling basis as they are completed and accepted by AFI as a Thesis Film.
  • Recognition in AFI Annual Report as a $10,000 donor.

Co-Producer
$5,000

  • Contribution of $5,000 to AFI’s Diverse Storytellers Production Fund
  • Scores will be multiplied by 1 following each team’s pitch
  • Reserved seating at Thesis Pitch Event
  • Vimeo links to completed thesis films that participated in the Thesis Pitch Event.
    • Films will be watermarked and non-downloadable. Films will be shared as an advanced screening on a rolling basis as they are completed and accepted by AFI as a Thesis Film.
  • Recognition in AFI Annual Report as a $5,000 donor.

Associate Producer
$1,000 and above

  • Contribution of $1,000 to AFI’s Diverse Storytellers Fund
  • Scores will be multiplied by 1 following each team’s pitch
  • Recognition in AFI Annual Report as a $1,000 donor.

Crew
Below $1,000

  • A contribution of any amount to AFI’s Diverse Storytellers Fund
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