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Student Feature: Take the Hit (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Film Description: A disturbing look at the effect of verbal abuse on a young woman, and the dangers of not seeing the signs. Film By: Olivia Grant Esterhuysen, Team Poms, U. C. Berkeley Winner: Honorable Mention (Horror, this category is now closed) 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #gender #violence #abuse #genderissues #cmf2011 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices… Continue Reading

Student Feature: I Trusted You (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Film Description: A brutal question: When someone you know and trust violates that trust in a horrific way, how can you find it in yourself to forgive them? Film By: Team Tinashakiyah Productions, Atlanta University Center Winner: Honorable Mention (Horror, this category is now closed) 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #gender #violence #abuse #genderissues #cmf2011… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Negative Contrast

Film Description: A mockumentary exploring a reality where heterosexuality is deviant behavior. Watch as a high school news team gathers opinions on the straight phenomenon. Film By: Team Dana Barraco, Whittier College Winner: Honorable Mention, 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #perspective #genderissues #genderidentity #cmf2011 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

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: Call Me Again

Film Description: This young man clings to the hope of acceptance, as the film’s simple message comes across strongly: lose everything, but not your hope. Film By: Thomas Alberti, Ravensbourne (UK) Winner: Honorable Mention (UK) Reposting? Consider These Tags: #genderidentity #hope #acceptance #cmfUK #cmf2015 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Silent T

Film Description: A short and poetic film centered on one young person’s journey through the world of gender identity, explaining that not everyone experiences gender as binary, set in a larger context of the violence waged against transgendered people worldwide. Transgender issues are in the national spotlight at the moment, but are still largely misunderstood.… Continue Reading

Student Feature: The Sculpted

Film Description: One young woman tells the story of her community-driven genital mutilation at a young age. Setting her very personal words to visceral, sometimes shocking and uncomfortable imagery, “The Sculpted” is a film that is not easy to forget. Film By: Miholyn Soon & Ellie Jones, University of Westminster Winner: First Prize (United Kingdom)… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Us

Film Description: A woman battles with herself as she hides from her abusive partner, deciding what to do next. Film By: Matthew Singer, Northeastern Winner: Honorable Mention (Inner Strength) 2015 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #gender #abuse #innerstrength #genderjustice #cmf2015 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks Foundation,… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Disobedience

Film Description:  This well-crafted film touches on multiple social-justice issues, including child witness to violence, bullying and gender identity, with a cameo from a Blue Morpho butterfly, allowing hope to take a beautiful, fantastical form. Film By: Jade Jiyau Zhau, UCLA Winner:First Prize, 2015 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #message #hope #genderidentity #violence #bullying #childwitnesstoviolence #riseabove… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Awakened

Film Description: This message bears repeating: love isn’t abuse, and nobody is immune. Film By: University of Tampa Winner:  Honorable Mention (Message) 2016 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #abuse #gender #message #hope #violence #bullying #cmf2016 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with Campus MovieFest (CMF),… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Frozen, Wary, Phobic of Being Seen

Film Description: The students named it and told the story before it hit the headlines: rape culture is shameful. In this powerful film, the wake of the abuse is written on her very skin, as the narrator reminds the viewer to stop, listen, believe, and place the blame where it belongs. Film By: College of New… Continue Reading

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