The Mark Sarfaty Cinema and Performing Arts Benevolent Fund, in memory of our friend and former CEO, was initiated by Mark’s industry colleagues following his death in 2011. The fund was established as a charitable trust with Deductible Gift Recipient Status in April 2014.

The fund’s principal object is to raise money to support members of the Australian cinema and performing arts community through education and research bursaries, and special needs grants.

Our Fundraising Program

ICA and the Benevolent Fund Trustees have come together to develop a national program to support the promotion of Australian and independent films to Australian independent exhibitors and their audiences. ICA invites its member cinemas to participate in fund raising activities, in partnership with distributors.

Titles are selected for preview word-of-mouth screenings at ICA member cinemas to support the charitable objectives of the Fund.

Join Us

ICA is delighted to offer distributors the opportunity to enhance their partnership with independent exhibitors, increase the profile of selected films to independent cinema audiences, and to support the Mark Sarfaty Cinema and Performing Arts Benevolent Fund.

The Fund aims to host two or three fund raising screenings each year with distribution partners for Australian and independent films.

Please direct enquiries to Pauline at:
E: admin [at]
P: 02 9858 1179

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