Hey Readers! It’s that time of year again. Help us spread the word! Lights. Camera. Help., the premier film festival exclusively for nonprofits and cause advocates, has officially opened its doors for 2010 entries!
In its second year, the festival celebrates cause-driven films and their messages.
No other film festival brings together filmmakers and nonprofits to share their stories and promote their causes. Last year’s festival brought in over 140 submissions of documentaries, PSAs and short films focusing on cause-driven issues.
“We really want to foster the growth of this industry and offer a place where people looking to use their talents for good can collaborate,” said David J. Neff, creator and co-founder of the organization.
Submissions will be open until June 30 and the submission form can be downloaded at the Lights. Camera. Help. Web site. The festival will be held July 29-August 1 in Austin, Texas.
On March 27, Lights. Camera. Help. commemorated the opening for the call for entries by hosting their Reel-to-Reality party. Bringing together the filmmaking and nonprofit community to support cause-driven films, guests got to preview films by such organizations as Southwest Key, Consumers Union and the Scottish Rite Learning Center. Filmmakers behind the submissions discussed the creative process while members of the different nonprofits explained how cause-driven films have aided their missions.
“We believe that film and video are the best way for nonprofits and other cause-driven organizations to share their stories with the world,” said Rich Vázquez, Lights. Camera. Help. co-founder. “That’s the whole reason behind the film festival and, ultimately, the nonprofit organization overall.”
In July, Lights. Camera. Help. will judge the submissions based on the cinematic quality and the ability to tell the nonprofit’s story, among other factors. The winning films are then awarded the proceeds from the festival’s ticket sales.
Have you heard of Ridgewood Communications? They are one of the leading non profit focused communications firms in the US. They are also a sponsor of Lights. Camera. Help. as well and friends of this Blog. They are looking for a .net programmer here in Austin, TX. Do you fit the bill? Know someone interested? Check out the post below:
Ridgewood is adding a programmer to our team.
We’re looking for someone with a specific set of skills in Austin, Texas. Please send your resumes to:
Louis De Bonis
Job title: .NET Web Developer
Reports to: Director of Web Development
Class: Salary 40 hours
Summary of Duties:
Responsible for assisting in the creation of web sites serving the needs of a diverse group of internal and external client accounts.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• To work as part of a team to assist in the design and development of Web sites and other information systems to meet clients’ needs.
• To program Web sites, including development of database applications and forms.
• To test Web sites for usability, identify problems and develop solutions as necessary.
• To create prototypes for client engagements.
• To maintain and secure information on client sites.
• To solve problems related to existing client and agency sites.
• To conduct research through Internet searches and other means.
• To construct web pages/sites including incorporating graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques.
• To maintain and provide ongoing changes of websites, adding promos, ad banners, and seasonal content as needed.
• To troubleshoot issues with existing or developed systems, and work with the appropriate resources to resolve them.
• To perform related duties as requested or as situations dictate.
So Sunday’s are usually slow here in Non Profit Land so I am going to use them to post jobs and other things people email me about. Hope it helps!
Desk is: brown with two drawers. 5ft wide x 30” deep x 29” high
Cabinet is white with 2 shelves and doors: 29.5” wide x 16” deep x 3 ft high
Free for Non Profit! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1st come 1st served, must pick up