Monthly Archives: July 2010

  • Lights. Camera. Help has announced the winners for the 2010 festival. The winners will receive the proceeds from this year’s festival, which includes any donations made on the web site during the festival season. The winning films are from around the world and span a variety of causes. You can donate to support the causes […]

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  • The winners of the second annual Lights. Camera. Help. film festival have been selected by our judges and will be announced at the Closing Party tonight. Come meet the many filmmakers and nonprofit representatives who are in Austin this weekend for the festival. We will also announce three winners, selected by length. Long form, short […]

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  • The BP oil spill threatens to render the Gulf Coast fishing community extinct. This online short documents the reaction and fears of the fishermen of Shell Beach, Louisiana, just two weeks after the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion caused the catastrophic leak that continues to dump hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

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  • “The Line” (2008) is a 47-second public service announcement (PSA) that explores the question ”where is the line between love and control?” Opening with a teenage boy on the phone with his girlfriend, the natural conversation goes sour when there is evidence of control and potential abuse. The PSA was created for The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline […]

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  •   16 BLADES OF GRASS follows the inspirational journey of Naina, Niru and their boarding school classmates in Gujarat, India. As these 16 tenth-grade girls prepare for the crucial board examinations that will largely determine their futures, they must battle with a myriad of feelings, including fear and doubt – for this is their one […]

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  • Year: 2010 Running Time: 8:01 Organization: The World Wide Workshop Foundation Genre: Education/Documentary Featurette Website: http://www.worldwideworkshop.org Mission of Work: These video vignettes document the thoughts of 6th grade students and the administrators at their school in East Austin on the impact of Globaloria, an innovative course where the students design and program their own educational […]

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  • In 2008, 15 year old high school student Luigi Breve’ Mazzoni volunteers as a translator and medical assistant for the humanitarian aid organization Cape CARES. He is a typical urban teenager who enjoys a comfortable life in the capital city of Tegucigalpa Honduras. Far away from the remote rural areas of his country, Luigi is […]

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  •   A film by Amanda Rife The Future of Education is based on a letter I wrote to the first lady, Mrs. Obama. In my letter I tell her about my school, the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, why I like my school, and why I believe that there should be more schools like the […]

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  •   Well over a decade after one of the most brutal conflicts in the hemisphere, the ex‐refugees of the El Salvadoran civil war still face substantial social and environmental challenges. With the partnership of an organization looking for local‐born solutions to these problems, the community has been able to pull itself together and take ownership […]

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  • The mission of the Capital Area Food Bank is to nourish hungry people and lead the community in ending hunger. This video strives to effectively communicate our mission to our community. Produced by Jay Galvan, Filmmaking & Storytelling Sage, Artist in Resonance Film Indie Filmmaker in Austin, TX, Jay Galvan started his career after graduating […]

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