Freethought Film Festival Foundation now a 501(c)(3)

Freethought Film Festival Foundation is Officially a Public Charity

For Immediate Release

(Brandon, April 22, 2010) “Promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film”

This is the mission statement of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation. The organization has received its determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service, granting exemption from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Freethought Film Festival Foundation are retroactively tax deductible from August 24, 2009, when the organization was incorporated as a non-profit in the State of Florida, and going forward.

The main focus of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to host an annual, International Freethought Film Festival. Through this effort, it is anticipated to be the launch of a newly recognized Freethought Film category for other film festivals to include in their own future programming. Films that encourage reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry, now have a home.

“My personal goal as the director of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to make every effort to produce a first-rate event with a successful turnout.” explained Andrea Steele, founder and executive director. “I would like for my enthusiasm for the International Freethought Film Festival to become contagious among others who desire growth and visibility for the freethought community. It has been a long time coming, and I want freethinkers to know that this is their film festival. The subject matter is extensive, and the creative angles from which independent filmmakers can present them, gives this such great potential.”

Some of the themes that are considered part of the Freethought category are those that challenge what some societies and cultures deem unchallengeable, such as religion or government policies. The examination of truth claims that are of interest to skeptics, such as paranormal claims, alternative medicine, UFO’s, psychics and astrology, fits this niche. Films that shed light on Human Rights issues, and stories of brave women and men who, against the odds, have the courage of their convictions to affect positive change in society are also considered freethought.

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Freethought Film Festival Foundation, Inc. was established in August, 2009, for the purpose of hosting an annual, International Freethought Film Festival. Its mission is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film. It is incorporated as a non-profit, charitable, educational organization, as an exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Federal tax code.

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For more information contact:

Andrea Steele
Executive Director
Freethought Film Festival Foundation
888-821-1990
andrea.steele@freethoughtfilmfest.org
www.freethoughtfilmfest.org
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