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Student Feature: The Art of Overcoming Poverty

Film Description: With 24% of Atlanta’s population living below the poverty line, this film takes a look at the systems set in place that keep the poor at a disadvantage, as well as individuals working against those systems. Film By: Nathan Black, Georgia Institute of Technology Winner: Honorable Mention (Best Message) 2008 Reposting? Consider These… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Building a Connection (Project Homeless Connect)

Film Description: If San Francisco’s homeless community had a “one stop shopping” space for a multitude of different needs and services, what a difference it could make in people’s lives. Project Homeless Connect is about “people coming together with people,” to give individuals access to much needed services, but even more than that, it provides… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Unemployed

Film Description: With such widespread unemployment in America, it takes a lot of heart, and possibly a lot of sacrifice, to get that first step up. Film By: Tiffany Harrell, Georgia State University Winner: Honorable Mention, 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poverty #economics #unemployment #jobs #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: The Busker

Film Description: How easy is it to judge those around us when they seem to be making the wrong choices? A street musician and a businessman have a run in, though neither’s story is what the other may expect. Film By: Albert Lee, Rutgers Winner: Honorable Mention, 2011 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #poverty #jobs #unemployment… Continue Reading

Student Feature: I Am Human

Film Description: More than 20 individuals, speaking in over 15 languages, express one singular message: that we are all human. We all have struggles, and we all have hope. Film By: Jacob Spaulding, University of Georgia Winner: Honorable Mention, 2012 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #perspective #hope #solidarity #cmf2012 #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: Edify

Film Description: A brief documentary about the Atlanta organization Taking It to the Streets, and three men who have dedicated their lives to serving and feeding those in need in their city. Film By: Russell Hamilton, Georgia Perimeter College Winner: Honorable Mention, 2014 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #steppingin #ripplemaker #hope #hunger #truestory #cmf2014 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Caretaker

Film Description: An untold story about homelessness and human trafficking. A young man risks his life to help a boy in danger. Film By: Patrick Walker (three time winner), Georgia Perimeter College Winner: Third Prize, 2014 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #humantrafficking #slavery #homelessness #steppingin #ripplemaker #hope #cmf2014 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple

Student Feature: Systematic Living

Film Description: A young woman muses, “In our dreams, we can escape reality, even if it’s just for a moment.” She dreams about escaping poverty, described as systematic living: the chain reaction spurred by a lack of opportunities and education in her community. She struggles to keep her dreams alive, using spoken word as way… 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: Less Than Human

Film Description: So many people view the homeless as “less than human,” but when we walk on by without trying to help others, what level of humanity is that? This documentary looks at individuals on both sides of this issue: those who are homeless, and those struggling to make a difference, battling systems set up to… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Reflections

Film Description: Here’s a little tale of one person helping in a creative way. The twist: do we see ourselves, reflected, and want a reflection of ourselves as more giving? Film By: Northeastern University Winner: Honorable Mention (Ripple Maker) 2016 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #homelessness #ripplemaker #cmf2016 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Hidden Amongst Us

Film Description: Here’s an eye-opener on student homelessness, which can be hiding in plain sight. Film By: Rutgers University Winner:  Honorable Mention 2016 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #homelessness #studenthousing #cmf2016 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership with Campus MovieFest (CMF), invites students to enter the… Continue Reading

Student Feature: A Closer Look at Poverty

Film Description: In this “call to action” film explaining poverty, many possible ways of helping are explored. Sometimes, one person makes all the difference. Stetson University Film By:Live Wealthy’s Crew at Stetson University. Winner: Honorable Mention, 2016 (Call to Action) Reposting? Consider These Tags: #calltoaction #poverty #homelessness #cmf2016 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the… Continue Reading

Student Feature: Uncommon Cents

Film Description: A young man, encouraged by his teacher to pursue his college dreams, is a beacon of hope to his younger brother. We believe along with them as together they refuse to let circumstances dominate their tomorrows. “I can, I will, I must!” Film By: Patrick Walker, Georgia Perimeter Winner: Alumni Honorable Mention, 2016. Reposting? Consider… Continue Reading

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