Scholarship Fundraiser

Occurred on Sunday, 2 November 2014

Guest Speakers: Dr. Robert Edelman, Jim Brown, Nick Binkley, Valery Saifudinov

Original event synopsis

The fundraiser was a fabulous success. We had so many new faces along with many old friends. San Diego Filmmakers would like to thank you for your support. Thanks to your kind donations we will be able above and beyond our goals and will offer more scholarships than originally scheduled.


Sneak Preview

Sneak preview of the trailer for FREE 2 ROCK (F2R) that explores the effect of Rock & Roll music on the downfall of the Soviet Empire.

Panel Discussion

FREE 2 ROCK, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, is a comprehensive documentary that explores the effect of Rock & Roll music on the downfall of the Soviet Empire. It took 9 years and over one million dollars to complete. The movie features rock luminaries, the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Billy Joel, Pussy Riot, and many more in performances and interviews about their experiences. Also featured are Presidents Jimmy Carter and Miklhail Gorbachev, KGB General Oleg Kalugin, and other important Cold War officials. It is quite a body of work! Director Jim Brown is a four time National Emmy Award Winning Director.

Panelists -
F2R Director: Jim Brown (via live feed from NYC)
F2R Executive Producer: Nick Binkley
F2R Inspiration: Valery Saifudinov ("Father of Russian Rock & Roll")
UCSD Russian History Professor: Dr. Robert Edelman

Live Music

Live music will be provided by Valery Saifudinov, and his band Elektrik Tank for dancing and listening enjoyment.

Food and Catering

Cuisine will be provided by the award winning Ki's Restaurant. There will also be a cash bar with wine, beer and assorted beverages.

Silent Auction

We will also be having a silent auction with cool gear, great gifts, and amazing art. Items include products from: Beachtek, Ki's Restaurant, Sunpak, BestBuy, and Final Draft.

Ticket Information

Tickets are only $20.00. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. Feel free to donate even if you can't attend.

Power of the Arts - San Diego Filmmakers Scholarship Fundraiser from San Diego Filmmakers on Vimeo.

FYI...The San Diego Filmmaker’s scholarship program is unique in that we provide funding for students to complete their film projects. Often times, students will find themselves inspired by great ideas but no funds to act upon their vision. Our scholarships address that issue. The completed Scholarship winner’s films will screen at the May San Diego Filmmakers meeting. For further information on the Scholarship Program please click here.

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