Filmmakers For Tomorrow Foundation (FFTF)


Filmmakers for Tomorrow Foundation (FFTF) is a Washington, DC based (501c3) non-profit organization that provides young aspiring filmmakers with educational and financial resources.  FFTF's mission is to encourage and support diverse artistic and cinematic expression of American life among young filmmakers.  Through our grant program and youth-oriented projects, FFTF is developing the next generation of local filmmakers ages 16-25.  FFTF also seeks to establish a network of artists, professionals, and educators as mentors to young filmmakers to help sharpen their artistic talents.

FFTF is committed to providing local public high school, college and university film students with access to funding, equipment, education, and training.  FFTF also develops and supports youth-led film projects that reflect America's diversity and that of the Washington, DC metro community.


Are you a student who is passionate about filmmaking? Then we want you to be a part of our 2017 Summer Film Program.  FFTF is seeking aspiring filmmakers (ages 16-25) who are interested in sharpening their skills as film directors, cinematographers, editors, gaffers, grips, boom operators, costume designers, prop masters, screenwriters, and production assistants to join us this summer.

This summer FFTF is partnering with industry professionals from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD to mentor our aspiring filmmakers across multiple film projects. In July 2017, learn how to make a music video with impact by joining FFTF and award-winning professionals from Buoyant Partners.   These pros know how to harness the power of media to inform, entertain, and inspire in a way that drives social impact. They bring insights from work on projects for BET, PBS, and National Geographic to name a few.

In August 2017, learn how to tell a great story using the latest virtual reality (VR) technology. We invite you to work with FFTF and our Baltimore-based VR studio partner to create a VR experience for good.  Our aspiring filmmakers will be paired with VR experts for hands-on instruction in VR filmmaking to promote a unique social cause.

Interested in participating? Send your resume, a statement of interest, and a link to your work to: no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.  Our summer program is free. Candidates are selected on a competitive basis.  For more info, visit our 2017 Summer Internship Page.


This past summer, FFTF brought together young aspiring filmmakers from the Washington, DC area to participate in our 2016 Documentary Film Project entitled "I Am Me." Sophie Sither and Ricco Williams pictured below are the film's Co-Directors. The film features four young people- Jamal, McKenzie, DJ, and April who are overcoming physical and learning disabilities and inspiring those around them. Our team wrapped up filming in August and began post-production in September.  

The idea for our 2016 Documentary Film Project came from Sherri and Eric Wells (see picture below) who are the proud parents of Jamal and FFTF volunteers.  After years of struggling to get the support their son needed in school, Sherri and Eric are passionate about raising awareness of the challenges faced by young people with disabilities. 

Last October, we launched a 30-day social media campaign on Kickstarter to help raise awareness about the film and to secure the funding needed to complete post-production.  We believe the stories shared by these four brave youth can serve as encouragement to other youth and bring hope to all who are facing similar struggles. 

We invite you to click on our Kickstarter "I Am Me" webpage to meet the four inspirational young people featured in our documentary film and to learn more about our team.  We thank you for your generous support in helping us reach our financial goal. 

Filmmakers For Tomorrow Foundation (FFTF) is a 501c3 non profit.  All of our staff are volunteers. Your Kickstarter donations will go exclusively towards our post-production costs for the film. 


In 2015, FFTF filmed our first music video entitled "Outrage." Outrage tells the story of a family that unites to stand up to injustice.  The message of the video is one of peace and hope. The video was shot over a 2-day period at various locations in the area, including Baltimore, MD. Aspiring Filmmakers had the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by an experienced team of filmmakers and artists. 

We invite you to enjoy a clip from our "Outrage" music video below.  See photos, music, and a video clip from our documentary film "The Making of Outrage" by visiting our 
Outrage Music Video page. (Click on link or click play below).

We have submitted "Outrage" to film festivals to bring recognition to our aspiring filmmakers, actors, and artists.  Our documentary film "The Making of Outrage" and music video were selected for the BronzeLens Film Festival.  They will be screened at the festival in Atlanta, GA on Friday, August 26, 2016. Congrats to our FFTF volunteers!!! 

"The Making of Outrage" is a BronzeLens Film Festival 2016 Official Selection.

DONATE TODAY and help us to develop the next generation of local filmmakers ages 16-25. Your donations are tax deductible and go directly to support our youth-led film projects.

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