Elfenworks Student Filmmakers Tackle Social Justice Issues
The Elfenworks Foundation and Campus MovieFest
help students address social justice issues through filmmaking
Atlanta GA & San Mateo CA, August 16, 2016 – Elfenworks is teaming up with Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, for the 9th year to provide students with the tools to inspire change. Students may make a movie in a week during the CMF film festival circuit, and both CMF and non-CMF students are invited to submit to the Elfenworks category, which accepts films submissions until May 1, 2017.
The Elfenworks Social Justice Category
In the hopes of securing change in the world and, of course, a chance at winning $10,000, thousands of college students have submitted five minute films to the Elfenworks Social Justice category of CMF. These inspiring films address social justice issues, giving a voice to unsolved and often unnoticed problems in the world. For example, topics such as poverty, racism, and gender equality have all been featured. The winning films are announced at TERMINUS, the CMF Grand Finale in Atlanta, GA. This year’s category also encourages storytelling in other forms, such as apps and games. For more info and to watch past Elfenworks films, visit http://campusmoviefest.com/elfenworks or www.elfenworks.org/cmf.
“In these troubled times, stories of hope and change are more important than ever,” said Lauren Speeth, CEO of The Elfenworks Foundation, adding that “our students are creating works of art that will stand the test of time, a growing resource for educators and the world at large. We’re so excited to see next year’s entries! Never underestimate your ripple!”
Submit entries by May 1, 2017, at http://www.campusmoviefest.com/elfenworks/submit.
About Elfenworks “In Harmony with Hope”
The Elfenworks Foundation works for hope in America by fostering creative and technological solutions that advance change. Elfenworks identifies chasms, creates change, and amplifies success, whether promoting peace initiatives, assisting nonprofits safely navigate IT security, or helping people cope with stress through the Breathing Butterfly project. Visit http://www.elfenworks.org/ripple for big and small ways to make a difference.
About Campus MovieFest
Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, started in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided their peers with everything they needed to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 1,000,000 students have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free, thanks to corporate partners and schools. Past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their films on screens big and small. Campus winners move on to compete at TERMINUS, a four-day filmmaker summit and awards ceremony, earn professional and educational opportunities, and see their work at the Cannes Film Festival, in-flight on Virgin America, and much more. See top movies and learn more at www.campusmoviefest.com
All media inquiries can be sent to media -at- campusmoviefest.com and/or publicist -at- elfenworks.org.
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