Inside the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund’s projects

Fresh from it’s launch in October 2014 international charity MMBF Trust hasn’t wasted any time getting involved on the frontline of their charity vision which is to empower young filmmakers, actors and pilots. The UK based charity accepts applications from young people with an interest in film, acting or those interested in being pilots but as well as these they form partnerships with organisations that are already supporting and helping young people.

Matthew_Martino_Benevolent_FundTheir current and past projects include the branded award ‘Matthew Martino Rising Star Award’ they introduced with Colchester Film Festival at the 2014 festival – This was won by Daisy Jacobs and her film ‘The Bigger Picture’. MMBF were listed as sponsors of 2014’s Bath Film Festival. They are sponsors of Daisi Pollard who will represent Ms. California in the Ms. U.S Universe pageant 2015. No other announcements have yet been made but MMBF’s Chair Michael Tucker said ‘We are looking to team up with organisations already involved in what we do in both aviation and arts industries’ in a 2014 interview.

In January 2015 they announced a new partnership with filmmaking site Great Worqs in which they offered writers and film-makers a chance to win £100 and tickets to the hottest film festivals in the world.Great Worqs is an online publishing platform, which allows writers to submit content such as short stories, film synopsis, and blurbs and upload it to a single platform. Once a Great story is published to the Great Worqs site, film-makers have the ability to connect to writers to produce a film.

MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is an international fund set up to support young people with an interest to follow a career in the film industry or aspiring pilots. The fund welcomes applications from anywhere in the world and aims to support individuals whose careers are at standstill due to having no resources to move their career’s forward. The foundation was formed by Mathetes Chihwai better known by his stage name Matthew C. Martino