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Oct 3, 2015 3:40 EST

THE MALIK FUND: IN MEMORY OF MALIK BENDJELLOUL

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 3, 2015

THE MALIK FUND

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A FILM FUND IN HONOR OF MALIK BENDJELLOUL

The Malik Bendjelloul Memorial Foundation was recently founded on the initiative of the Bendjelloul family and an international network of documentary filmmakers and producers. In this way the founders wish to honor Malik and to use him as an example and inspiration for future generations of documentary filmmakers.

The purpose of the foundation is to support documentary filmmakers. The aim is to create a new source of funding for documentary filmmakers; to offer them support and inspiration, including those who are not yet established professionals. By offering grants and mentorship, the foundation shall favor projects in line with Malik Bendjelloul’s legacy of creativity, good storytelling and do-it-yourself-spirit.

SOMETHING NEEDS TO CHANGE

Many filmmakers today are struggling to find funding for their projects and so did also Malik. His film Searching for Sugar Man at one point looked like it would never find a cinema audience. But when he finally found the right people who believed in the project, it went on to win an Oscar.

The Malik Fund will be based on a wide international network of professionals and documentary film fans, who can support filmmakers and help them fulfill their dreams of making new, successful films like Searching for Sugar Man. That is our aim and you can be a part of that network!

HELP US SEARCH FOR THE NEXT SUGAR MAN

We want the name of the fund to be an inspiration for present and future documentary filmmakers at a time when documentary films are more than ever needed as a way to share important stories about our global world. We want to find filmmakers with important and inspiring stories and who share Malik’s creative passion for film and storytelling. The Malik Fund will offer grants to filmmakers who have a strong vision, an amazing story and something important to share with the world.

The foundation started with a donation, which constitutes the basis of a fund. But now we need your help! We need your contribution to be able to offer grants as a helping hand. As soon as the fund has raised enough money grants will be offered. During 2016 we look forward to offering our first grants to filmmakers who share the creative spirit of Malik Bendjelloul. By donating either a small or large amount of money to the fund you are helping more films out of the home studio and into the world

At the same time your contribution to the fund will give you the opportunity to be a part of one of the world’s most democratic film funds. Together with an international jury of professionals, you as a donor will have a voice in which projects to support.

HOW CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

Here you can make a contribution ranging from 1 to 1000 EUR. And for that you will receive a reward. Every contribution makes a difference and helps us carry on the memory of Malik. If you prefer to make a donation trough the Swish-app or by making a bank transfer that is also possible! If you would like to contribute with an amount larger than 1000 EUR you are welcome to make a bank transfer.

→ Swish number: 1231555739. Mark the payment ”Malik” / Bank transfer: Handelsbanken, clearing# 6126, account# 936 074 108. Mark the payment ”Malik”. When donating by Swish/bank transfer you will not receive a reward. The contributions which are made by Swish/bank transfer wil however be added to the fundraising at FundedByMe.

Thank you for being part of this movement and share the success of future documentaries!

THE MALIK FUND IN MEDIA: A SELECTION

TV4: Johar Bendjelloul: Sån här smärta går inte över

Sveriges Radio: Filmfond startas i Malik Bendjellouls namn

The Hollywood Reporter: Film Fund Honoring ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ Director Launched

SvD: Bendjelloul hedras med minnesfond

Contact Information:

The Malik Fund

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