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  • Thanks for reading the rules!  You’re special because you’re actually here.  See it through and read to the bottom. In order for your film to be considered for the 2012 Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival you must: Complete the online submission form at lightscamerahelp.org/entry by June 30 at 11:59pm CDT. Mail us a physical version […]

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    Lights. Camera. Help.’s Focus on Good: Creating a Film for Your Cause teaches nonprofits, activists, and cause-driven organizations how to create great films that have real impact. This two-part webinar is designed to help you confidently begin using film and video to raise money, recruit volunteers and share your story. Space is limited to 24 […]

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    I think I might be a little late to the party, but I just learned about Klout and it is pretty cool.  Klout is a free app that uses the number of likes, retweets, +1’s, etc. on a personal or organization’s social media profile to determine that profile’s influence.  Influence is reflected by a Klout […]

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    Voting for the sixth annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is officially open! The DoGooder Nonpforit Video Awards is a contest that is all about encouraging filmmakers to try new and innovative approaches to their work. This year over 1,100 videos were submitted, and a panel of experts has since narrowed it down to a handful […]

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    Happy week after SXSW everybody, I hope you a had a great time last week and enjoyed all of the great music/films/other things that came to our town last week.  During the festivities, several of our board members gave some excellent talks at SXSW Interactive.  Lights. Camera. Help Founder and CEO David J. Neff hosted […]

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    We at Lights. Camera. Help. would like to extend a huge congratulations to our board member Dan Graham for winning this year’s Austin Top 40 under 40 in Business and entrepreneurship!  Dan is an Austin native, the founder and CEO of BuildASign.com, a local printing/custom sign making business here in Austin, and he has been actively […]

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    So as most of you all know next week kicks off the famous SXSW, Austin’s gigantic annual music, film, and interactive festival. As part of the festivities the City of Austin is hosting Faces of Austin, a short film festival where local filmmakers are invited to submit films that are showcase the city’s local flavor. […]

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      Last week’s event was a huge success with a good number of attendees, some fantastic snacks, and truly eye-opening films and speakers.  We kicked things off with Shine A Light on Human Rights, a short film made by Amnesty International in celebration of their 50th anniversary.  We then went right into Defensora o Chiqui, […]

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    In the past year we have expanded our idea of what actually makes a person a journalist.  Protests in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States have driven home the point that anyone with a camera phone can capture an event and share it with the wider world, and that ill thought out sharing […]

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    On February 22, 2012 we are teaming up with the Jewish Community Center and the Multicultural Refugee Coalition to bring you all Light, a screening of three incredibly moving films that focus on human rights issues.  I’ve seen two of the three films being shown (being an intern totally has its perks) and I can […]

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