On January 18th and 25th, ten nonprofits will team up with ten filmmaking teams to make amazing cause-driven films in Austin, TX and Houston, TX in a 48 hour period. The contest will highlight Texas’s talented filmmaking community and the great Texas organizations working to improve our world.

Winning filmmakers from this weekend-long challenge in Austin and Houston win the prizes listed below and major bragging rights among their friends. All participating nonprofits win a short film that highlights their great work.

The winning teams will come away with some fantastic prizes:

In-Person Audience Award: Three free admissions to the Lights. Camera. Help. Focus on Good: Creating a Film for Your Cause online class+ one Flip Video Camera (worth $150) and ten tickets to any Alamo Drafthouse film + two $50 Alamo Drafthouse gift certificates.

Jury Award: $250 cash to the nonprofit + $250 cash to the winning filmmakers.  The winning film (picked by our jury) will also be screened at the 2013 Lights. Camera. Help. Nonprofit Film Festival here in Austin, TX.

Want to participate? Read the rules for nonprofits and filmmakers.

Then learn more by clicking on the links below.

Click here for Houston Nonprofits and Filmmakers.

Click here for Austin Nonprofits and Filmmakers.

[Update: 12/19/2012 ] Austin and Houston nonprofit registration is now full and closed.