Applause for a Cause is a philanthropic student production company that writes, produces, directs, edits and premieres a feature-length film each year. The proceeds from our films' screenings are then donated to a Chicago-based charity. I hope you'll consider helping us raise money for our current production, The Helsings. All donations are 100% tax-deductible and go directly toward our project.

Our beneficiary this year is Apna Ghar, a gold-rated nonprofit that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, case management, and numerous other services, to survivors of domestic abuse in the Chicago area. Many clients are immigrants, some of whom have also suffered the traumas of war and dislocation. 85% come from low-income households. Apna Ghar's services are free and offered in multiple languages to accommodate any survivor. 


Looking to connect with... 

Anyone with an interest in filmmaking, philanthropy, or marketing can get involved! We'd love to connect with other passionate filmmakers, philanthropists, actors, and sponsors.


How to Connect 

We can be reached via, our website, or our Facebook page.