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 2018 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, sound designers, screenwriters, and production assistants to join us this summer.

From mid-July to mid-August, our interns will participate in a 5-week film program focused on "Storytelling through Sound." Our interns will gain hands-on experience producing podcasts while participating in workshops on sound capture, sound design & creation, and sound editing. By the end of the program, our interns will produce an audio drama podcast working with a team of FFTF producers, mentors, actors and volunteers.

In our screenwriting workshop, our interns will develop the scripts for the audio drama podcasts. Participants will also create a short film in our video production workshop.  Our aspiring filmmakers work in teams to complete the program.

Interested in participating? Send your resume, a statement of interest, and a link to your work to: no later than Saturday, June 30, 2018.  Our summer program is free. Candidates are selected on a competitive basis.  For more info, visit our 2018 Summer Internship Page.


FFTF brought together young aspiring filmmakers from the Washington, DC area to participate in our 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. 

The idea for our 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. 

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. 

Filmmakers For Tomorrow Foundation (FFTF) is a 501c3 non profit.  All of our staff are volunteers.  


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).

"Outrage" was submitted 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 and the Rosebud Film Festival.  Outrage was screened at the BronzeLens Film 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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