Thurrock International Film Festival will introduce the MMBF Under 18's Award at their festival this
year. 2015's TIFF will take place between 9th-11th of October.
April 9, 2015 - Grays, Essex -- Announcing the award a spokesperson for international charity MMBF told us 'We are glad to announce our partnership with Thurrock International Film Festival, and we hope that through working with them we will be able to reach more young filmmakers and hard to reach aspiring actors'
MMBF Trust has been behind numerous projects worldwide to benefit and empower filmmakers, their most prominent being the 'MMBF Rising Star Award'. The private foundation was formed to tackle hardship for aspiring actors and filmmakers and it does so through grants and scholarships and by partnering with top industry organisations.
The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers worldwide through training grants and bursaries, funding for first time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies. The Trust was launched and is funded by 22year old film executive and philanthropist Matthew C. Martino.
Benjamin & Natalie Scarsbrook from TIFF said in a statement “We are thrilled to be partnering with the MMBF Trust. One of the key aims of the Thurrock International Film Festival is to provide opportunities for young filmmakers and to enhance their working knowledge of film. We believe that this partnership can only be a good thing for the young filmmakers of the area and indeed across the UK.”
Official website: www.mmbf.co.uk