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 HFALA is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization whose mission is to support and develop the artistic appreciation, educational opportunities and growth of independent film within Brazil and United states. The Foundation’s primary functions through its programs are to promote the exhibition of independent films and conduct educational programs that teach the art of independent filmmaking.


Appreciation: Filmmaking is an art form, not just a multi-billion dollar industry. It is a forum to tell stories that can engage the emotion and the intellect. Regardless of the budget, a filmmaker can tell an interesting story that an audience can appreciate.

Inspiration: A focus on the development of skills in students, new artists, and to offer opportunities, tools, techniques and educational opportunities to those who wish to become involved in filmmaking.

Dedication: Establishing and maintaining the organization in an on-going basis as a respected center for film enthusiasm, appreciation and education.

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