Local Fest about Non-Profit Issues Seeks Submissions
The first annual "Lights. Camera. Help." film festival, scheduled for July 31 here in Austin, is soliciting entries from non-profit and grassroots organizations. The deadline for entry is June 30, less than a month away.
The event organizers say:
This festival is the first of its kind in the nation and reflects the spirit of Austin, a prominent city in the non-profit, grassroots and activism communities. These organizations, along with filmmakers, will use the festival to spread the word about their cause, develop a community of followers, and expand the film-for-a-cause genre.
In a recent blog post, organizers highlighted some of the submissions received so far. They include a short doc entitled Prostitution: Beyond the Myths, a training video to help cancer patients, and a video showing a day in the life of a Nicaraguan musician.
You can keep an eye on this event at the festival's website, www.lightscamerahelp.com.