Weengushk Film Institute
M'Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0
President & Chair: Phyllis Ellis
Vice-President: Leland Bell
Charitable Reg. #: 86485 7487 RR0001
Grade: NRCharity not yet rated on the public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #9
Avg. Compensation $24,496
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About Weengushk Film Institute:
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is an artist-focused, film and television training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Aboriginal Youth and persons of diversity. While developing market leading skills and experiences to its participants, WFI creates a mentorship network between participants engaged in learning and senior media industry professionals. This approach fosters skills development through film and training and also creates access points to key decision makers from different areas of the industry.
WFI’s goal is to train, develop, guide and mentor young emerging artists; to develop their creative skills and attain a level of professionalism that promotes self-sustainability in a competitive market. WFI offers instruction and hand-on training in short film, television, and feature film production, as well as the basics of film costs and budgeting, to youth between the ages of 16 and 29.
Weengushk has more than doubled total revenues while almost tripling program costs between F2008 and F2010. Administrative costs are 14% of revenues and minimal fundraising costs are 6% of donations and special events revenues. Funding reserves have dropped significantly over the past 2 years to the point where they only cover 5% of annual program costs in F2010.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending October
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||13.7%||13.1%||10.9%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.5%||17.3%||0.6%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||4.9%||16.3%||85.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Goods in kind||0||3,650||23,946|
|Special events & other||31,496||7,838||1,364|
|Cash flow from operations||(20,435)||(69,877)||31,061|