FPP Financial Focus FilmFest (F5)
Thursday, May 31, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
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FPP is not looking for boring, industry teaching videos! Funny, dramatic, thought-provoking content that engages the audience is an essential for this Call for Submissions!
A short film/video with a maximum of twenty-two (22) minutes in length is requested. The film or video content must deliver entertainment value (a creative, engaging approach), while not necessarily directly teaching a lesson (a la “talking head”).
F5 FilmFest submissions will be divided in two categories: Narrative and Social Media. For the Narrative category, think of the style of the feature film The Big Short, or the pilot episode from The Cosby Show, or even Confessions of a Shopaholic. For the Social Media category, think of a favorite YouTuber – someone that inspires thought while entertaining.
FPP desires submissions in the filmmaker’s unique style; owned by the filmmaker and housed on their YouTube channel. As an alternative, FPP will house content submissions on its YouTube channel if preferred.
Suggestions for content topic focus areas to incorporate into submissions:
1) Types of bank accounts offered, opening and managing a bank account, and assessing the quality of a depository institution’s services.
2) Balancing a checkbook.
3) Basic principles of money management, such as spending, credit, credit scores, and managing debt, including retail and credit card debt.
4) Completing a loan application.
5) Receiving an inheritance and related implications.
6) Basic principles of personal insurance policies.
7) Computing federal income taxes.
8) Local tax assessments.
9) Computing interest rates by various mechanisms.
10) Simple contracts.
11) Contesting an incorrect billing statement.
12) Types of savings and investments.
13) State and federal laws concerning finance.
(Sourced from the Florida Senate Bill 88 and House Bill 323 – proposed financial literacy education requirements for graduating students in the state of Florida.)
Additionally, FPP desires to impart ethical and moral decision-making through the FilmFest content. Submissions that deliver messages that favor saving over consumption, living within one’s means, and making responsible financial choices are desired.
Cash prizes are awarded to those filmmakers who the FilmFest judges deem as the most impactful (see the Awards page). Yet the F5 initiative is so much more than a contest. This is a filmmaker’s opportunity make a difference using their creativity, reaching thousands of students in Florida and beyond to become more financially savvy and secure in their future!
Questions related to the Call for Submissions may also be forwarded to the Info@FPPFIlm.org address.
A financial advisor will be made available, if requested, at the time the Letter of Intent is submitted. Florida Prosperity Partnership is connected with many knowledgeable volunteers available for filmmakers to “talk through” the financial aspects of their production!
Multiple submissions from an individual or team of filmmakers are welcome!