Dear friends & family, 

We need your help! We are in the process of making our final thesis film in order to graduate and enter the workforce. To make this a reality, we rely on donations from generous people like you. We are five filmmakers from five countries whose paths crossed last year at AFI. Your donation are instrumental to making our film a reality. Any contribution goes a long way and is greatly appreciated! 

- 'The History of Monsters' Team


November 13th, 2018



·  Make check payable to ‘American Film Institute’.

·  Note ‘The History of Monsters 1916’ in the check memo.

·  Please include a return address with the check so AFI can send a letter acknowledging the donation.


Mail to:

Thesis #1916 The History of Monsters
C/O American Film Institute
2021 N Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027



Many companies will match donations made by their employees to non-profit charitable institutions. This can DOUBLE your donation. Your Human Resources Department will be able to inform you if your employer offers this benefit. If so, please select the “My company will match my gift” on the AFI Web Donation Portal. Please contact us for additional help.



The American Film Institute is a Government recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, and holds tax exempt status. Donations may be tax deductible under Section 170 of the U.S. Tax Code. A letter of acknowledgement from AFI will be sent for all contributions.



Help comes in many forms. We will gratefully accept any in-kind donations to our film - and you will make the credits! Please contact us and let us know how you can help.


We'll gladly accept any of following:

· Equipment (Camera, Grip, Lighting)

· Art Department & Construction Supplies

· Costumes

· Color Correction

· Sound Mixing

· Music Composing

· Craft Services/Catering



Donations of certain levels will receive a special credit at the end of the film:

· BENEFACTOR: $100 - $499

· PARTNER: $500 - $999

· SPONSOR: $1,000 - $4,999

· EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: $5,000 - $10,000