International charity MMBF Trust’s flagship award scheme the MMBF Rising Star Award has gone off to a good start attracting various film festivals around the world – the latest winner of the award was 14year Stanley Tucker who clinched the award from London’s Walthamstow International Film Festival.
The aim of the MMBF Rising Star Award is to encourage new and emerging filmmakers and actors by publicising their talent and supporting their future work. Winners of the award get an award plaque, a prize money, opportunities to work on film sets as well as tickets to film festivals and film related events.
Festival director Liza said: “There is so much talent in Walthamstow, it is such a creative place we wanted to start something to encourage film making – to honour the area’s heritage.
MMBF founder Matthew C. Martino applauded Stanley Tucker during his weekly interview “Very proud, at 14 he is right on track even I’m feeling too old at 22, this young man is destined for greatness”. With MMBF aka Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund due to go into schools in 2017 this will hopefully lead to their recognising more young filmmakers and talent.
The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies. We also support aviation students and aspiring pilots with support towards their fees costs, training material and medical costs.