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Student Feature: Volunteer

Film Description: “Volunteer” is a transgenerational story of two women, Dr. Josephine Reed Taylor, President of Atlanta Technical College and the Assistant Commissioner of the Georgia Office of Adult Literacy, and Odessa Whiters, an EAGLE Award Winning literacy volunteer who have dedicated their lives to the dream of a fully literate Georgia. Film By: David… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Hands of Change

Film Description: How would you change the world? Real people offer their messages to the world through a simple visual act. Film By: Jen Brown, Sonoma State University Winner: Honorable Mention (Artistic Excellence), 2009 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #ripplemaker #steppingin #cmf2009 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award… Continue Reading

Student Feature: The Gerstein Report

Film Description: This is the true story of Kurt Gerstein, a Nazi officer who risked his life to inform the Allies of the horrors of the WWII concentration camps. Film By: Matt Fennell, Emory University Winner: Honorable Mention (Ripple maker) 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #docudrama #ethics #takingastand #ripplemaker #cmf2011 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Planting Seeds

Film Description: An inherently good man who is unable to find a job still manages to make the world a better place, one small interaction at a time. Film By: Grant Smucker, Ohio State University Winner: Honorable Mention, 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #ripplemaker #helpinghand #takingastand #steppingin #cmf2011 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Blind Eye

Film Description: As two men go about their day, they pass by multiple people in need. What would happen if they chose not to ignore the violence and poverty to which they have become blind? We may not all be heroes, but we all have a choice to make a difference. Film By: Chris Stevens,… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Taking a Stand

Film Description: Through a powerful music video, one woman makes a promise not to be silent as human sex trafficking terrorizes women’s lives. Film By: Courtney Wong, Rutgers Winner: First Prize, 2012 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poetry #studentpoetry #trafficking #slavery #ripplemaker #steppingin #cmf2012 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: The Difference

Film Description: At some moment in time, we all have the opportunity to step in and make a difference in another person’s life. It may be a small choice, but that makes it even easier to overlook. What happens when one student sees another struggling and chooses not to look away? Film By: Sergio Acuña,… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Power to the People

Film Description: A poetic, hopeful call to action in the form of a powerful music video. Film By: Brad Wong, Leo Volcy, The Meteorites, University of Arizona Winner: First Prize, 2013 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poetry #studentpoetry #perspectives #socialcommentary #message #cmf2013 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Who We Are

Film Description:    A young woman pursued her dream to produce her own music, only to be flooded with hateful insults online. This film serves as a reminder that it takes so little to be kind, and we always have the option to support each other, even strangers on the internet. Film By:  Ziona Wright, University… Continue Reading

Student Feature: 3 Questions/27 People

Film Description: 27 real people answer three simple questions: What bothers you the most? What have you done to change that? What are you ridiculously good at? We all have skills and value, but how can we all make a difference and what is going to change if we don’t even try? Film By: Krystal… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Game Changer

Film Description: What would happen if we viewed our lives as video games, if we could see ahead enough steps to help ourselves and others, in ways that may be impossible in our everyday lives. In “Game Changer,” a man lives his life in this way, viewing the world as a game he can change… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Stand Up

Film Description: These ripple-makers are standing up, one by one, for education outreach, for animal rights, for sustainability, for civic engagement, for compassion, for climate change, and for so much more. These ripple makers are standing up for our shared future. Their invitation stands. Film By: Alexandra Morris’ Crew, Northeastern University Winner: Second Prize, 2014… Continue Reading

Student Feature:  Change, Please  

Film Description:    Through the seemingly unending repetition of one homeless man’s request for passersby to “spare small change, please,” we see how much a small a gesture can mean for those in need. Film By: Kit Ashton, University of London Winner: Third Prize (UK) Reposting? Consider These Tags:  #homelessness #calltoaction #cmfUK #cmf2015 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: The Right Decision

Film Description: This powerful, fictional tale imagines an FBI director grappling with the tradeoff between national security and privacy. Film By: Indra Sofian, Georgia Institute of Technology Winner: Honorable Mention (Democracy) 2015 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #citizenship #democracy #ethicaldilemma #cmf2015 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks… Continue Reading

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