Spark Filmmakers Collaborative envisions an open and loving society based on the recognition of our similarities and appreciation for our differences. Our stories help us see ourselves in each other.
Spark Filmmakers Collaborative inspires and supports voices of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual identities and income levels to self-represent via film and video. SFC breaks down barriers with low-cost and free educational, exhibition, and community-building opportunities and by sharing the unique voices, experiences and work of people who reflect the beautiful diversity within our human community.
- Prepare overlooked and marginalized community member with visual storytelling skills empowering them to share their own stories and vision
- Co-develop programs like the Haudenosaunee Micro-Short film program that honors the voices, values and traditions of marginalized creators while compensating and following their lead
- Advance equitable representation in media arts by highlighting the voices and experiences of marginalized creators through public film screenings that include panel discussions and audience Q&As
- Build cultural awareness and human connection by amplifying the work of media makers drawn from all ethnic communities with free and easily accessible film screenings that engage audiences in discussion about filmmaking and self-representation.
- Provide access to low cost and free instruction related to basic visual storytelling, media self-distribution, grant funding and film production basics referring those seeing more advanced technical skills to other organizations
- Collaborate with other organizations and individuals to create programs and events that combine our resources and expand outreach to community benefit.