Best Video Film & Cultural Center launches crowd-funding campaign; IRS grants official 501(c)(3) status

Shelves_for_Web_site_WebA little over a week after the Internal Revenue Service officially recognized Best Video Film & Cultural Center as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, BVFCC has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, setting a goal of $20,000. The campaign will last for one month, ending on April 8. Best Video Film & Cultural Center took ownership of the incomparable Best Video archive from founder Hank Paper in November, 2015. Being recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit allows BVFCC to receive tax-deductible contributions and bequests and classifies us as a public charity.

Having made it through the change of direction, we want to take the energy from our switch to a film cultural center and use it to take steps to reinvent ourselves for this new era. With a successful campaign we will establish a solid foundation to expand our collection of the interesting and obscure films and to press on with our ambitious plans to provide educational opportunities for varied ages and interests. We will be able to provide you with more screenings, lectures and live music events to enjoy with friends and neighbors.

With the support of the public, we can accomplish these goals:

1 • Plan and fund our first film festival to showcase student work as we organize and staff the development of new education programs.

2 • Double our intimate curated film screenings to at least 40 per year.

3 • Pay off a big chunk of the debt for the thousands of films we purchased from our predecessor store

4 • Maintain our unique listening room for local artists performing genres from rock to classical, jazz to folk.

These are exciting times. We can do great new things but we need to fund them. Please help support us and share information about Best Video Film & Cultural Center’s fundraising with those you know!

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