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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: Homeboy Industries

Film Description: Homeboy Industries is the largest gang intervention program in the US, possibly the world. The people within the organization call it “a miracle,” a “family,” “magical,” and “a chance to be a better man.” With the motto “nothing stops a bullet like a job,” Father Greg Boyle has given gang members a chance… 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: Propagating Peace

Film Description: A powerful look at how a person can make a difference in their community. “Propagating Peace” centers around Sharath Mekala, the founder of Village Vitals, an organization dedicated to connecting the people around him and propagating peace through an increased sense of community in Atlanta. Film By: SockCymbal, Georgia Tech Winner: First Prize,… Continue Reading

Student Feature: 100 Strong    

Film Description:    100 Strong is a San Diego nonprofit organization dedicated to giving back to their community 100%. Inspired to action by the acts of violence within their community, the group’s members are committed to making a difference through peace, support, and information. “It’s not a hundred people, it’s just a hundred strong.”  Community action.… Continue Reading

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: King of the Ring

Film Description:  What makes a role model? One young boxer – formerly incarcerated – is poised to find out. Film By: Indiana University Winner:  2nd Prize, 2016 Reposting? Consider These Tags: #truestory #hope #rolemodel #incarceration #boxing #cmf2016 #campusmoviefest #elfenworks #studentvoices #socialjustice #makearipple About the Elfenworks Campus Moviefest Student Social Justice Award The Elfenworks Foundation, in partnership… 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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