Haydenfilms News & Events

Monday, October 25, 2010


Los Angeles, Calif. October 25, 2010—The non-profit Haydenfilms Institute (HFI), with offices here and in Reading, Pa., announced that it will hold its first annual “Keys to Success” Opportunity Drawing Fundraiser—a drawing to win a 2011 Lexus RX450h AWD vehicle--to generate funds for its year-round programs that champion global independent and student filmmakers.

The unique fundraiser also offers organizations, including colleges and high schools, the chance to raise money for their activities as agents for Haydenfilms Institute by selling tickets for the drawing. Those groups will receive 40 percent of revenue from the allotted tickets sold.

Hayden Craddolph, the founder and head of the Institute, said the fundraiser complements tax deductible contributions and grants. “Our annual Online Film Festival, special events, road shows, workshops, new media knowledge, etc. allows us to help filmmakers throughout their careers—from choosing to major in film to making films as seasoned pros. Obviously, the more money we can raise, the more we can support them.”

Only 2,500 tickets priced at $100 a piece will be sold for the approved and authorized “Keys to Success” drawing for the opportunity to win the Lexus valued at $44,275. Entrants must be 18 or older. The grand prize drawing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Haydenfilms Institute location at TEK Park, Breinigsville, PA. A minimum of 1,000 tickets must be sold for the drawing to occur and the winner does not need to be present to win.

Complete details, including where and how to purchase tickets from the Haydenfilms Institute or its agents, the opportunity drawing rules and guidelines and an official ticket request form, are available at http://www.haydenfilmsinstitute.org.

Founded in 2001 by Craddolph, Haydenfilms began as an independent film production and distribution company with the mission of fostering an online network of independent and student filmmakers and giving them the support and resources necessary for success. In 2005, Craddolph introduced his film festival, one of the first online film festivals and the only one offering a $10,000 grand prize.

Last year, Craddolph was granted approval to establish the non-profit Haydenfilms Institute. It is expected that through events such as this and tax-deductible contributions and grants, HFI will be able to greatly expand its programs, educational, networking and more.

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