Local program takes first place over 140 international, national and local submissions Social Media Release Director, Layton Blaylock, speaking about his film, "Art from the Streets." Lights. Camera. Help. is a new non-profit devoted to encouraging non-profit and cause-driven organizations to use film and video to spread their messages. The first film festival of non-profit and cause-drive films was July 31st – August 2nd. Judges selected “Art from the Streets,” a documentary directed by Layton Blaylock, as the winner from a field of 140 international entries.

• The documentary, “Art from the Streets, “directed by Layton Blaylock, won the the festival’s Judge’s Prize. • Austin-based nonprofit program, Art from the Streets, receives all proceeds from the event. • In order to continue raising money for Art From the Streets, Lights. Camera. Help. is accepting donations through August 12th. The premiere event completely sold out of three-day passes and almost sold out of the Saturday night passes. • Over 140 nonprofit and cause-driven organizations submitted a film for consideration from 3 countries. Twenty were selected for two nights of screening. Quotations “I made the film to spread the word about Art from the Streets so that other communities can start something similar. I am extremely excited that the proceeds will benefit the program. Thank you.” – Layton Blaylock, director, “Art from the Streets,” after winning “In addition to giving money to a worthy cause, we created Lights. Camera. Help. because we want to help nonprofits and cause-driven organizations gain visibility through film and video. It’s a phenomenal way to tell your story, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.” – Aaron Bramley, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help. “The audience reception to the film during the festival was excellent. People enjoyed following the lives of the individuals and seeing the various personalities and situations helped by people being able to fulfill a part of their lives by creating art, while reaping the benefits of the value the art loving public placed on their high quality work.” – Rich Vázquez, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help. “I’m glad to see that people traveled out from different parts of the country and that people from Austin came out to support nonprofits and films.” – David J. Neff, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help. Quotations “I made the film to spread the word about Art from the Streets so that other communities can start something similar. I am extremely excited that the proceeds will benefit the program. Thank you.” – Layton Blaylock, director, “Art from the Streets,” after winning “In addition to giving money to a worthy cause, we created Lights. Camera. Help. because we want to help nonprofits and cause-driven organizations gain visibility through film and video. It’s a phenomenal way to tell your story, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.” – Aaron Bramley, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help. “The audience reception to the film during the festival was excellent. People enjoyed following the lives of the individuals and seeing the various personalities and situations helped by people being able to fulfill a part of their lives by creating art, while reaping the benefits of the value the art loving public placed on their high quality work.” – Rich Vázquez, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help. “I’m glad to see that people traveled out from different parts of the country and that people from Austin came out to support nonprofits and films.” – David J. Neff, co-founder, Lights. Camera. Help.