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Without your continued support, HFI would not be possible. Whether it is through volunteering, donation, or corporate sponsorship for special events and programs, you can help HFI achieve its goal of empowering, educating and funding student and independent filmmakers.



Why donate to Haydenfilms Institute?

Your generous gift to HFI helps it empower the brightest and best global filmmakers who strive for excellence using new media, as well as educating and inspiring students through quality programs that focus on fostering leadership skills and making a positive impact on the community. Donors have the privilege of knowing that their money will bolster the work of global independent and student filmmakers while spreading education, awareness, and the artistic spirit of cinema.


General Donations

HFI supports all aspects of filmmaking, from education to directing to research and development. A gift to HFI’s unrestricted fund will serve as integral flexible aid toward HFI’s ability to respond to the film community’s most pressing needs.

In-Kind Donations

HFI values in-kind donations such as equipment, software, and intellectual material. Corporate as well as individual in kind donations are welcomed and will be indispensable assets to our programs.

Scholarship Fund

HFI Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to to deserving students that fund their participation in the Youth Media Initiative and various other HFI programs. By donating to the Scholarship Fund, your organization is giving a student the opportunity to take part in an empowering experience that may have been impossible for them without your gift.

Technology Development Fund

Your contribution to HFI’s Technology Development Fund will assist in providing HFI programs with necessary technological resources, such as video cameras, sound equipment, and software. It will also enhance the inception of new interactive applications for use on multiple platforms that will serve additional educational and developmental purposes.

HFI accommodates all customized sponsorship proposals. For additional sponsorship opportunities or with any questions, please contact HFI.