Filmmakers and Nonprofits Unite in Austin
This is a guest post from Aaron Bramley, a co-founder of Lights. Camera. Help. As fellow advocates of video for nonprofits, we wanted to let Aaron share a bit more about LCH's upcoming event in Austin – the Reel Change Film Frenzy. Do-gooders in Austin should check out the public film screening on April 19th! More information on the festival is below.
Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to amplifying and multiplying the power of storytelling to help nonprofits change the world.
As part of that mission, we will be rolling out a special event we've crafted called the Reel Change Film Frenzy. The event challenges 10 filmmaking teams to collaborate with 10 nonprofits to create 10 cause-driven films in one short week.
Yesterday, the filmmakers and nonprofits met for the first time at a happy-hour event. They worked together to begin to formulate a plan. Teams will be allowed to start recording video on April 10th and they MUST turn in their films on April 17th.
On April 19th, we will publicly screen the films at the Moviehouse & Eatery, where the audience will decide who made the very best cause-driven film. This year the event will feature:
- Sustainable Food Center
- Military Child Education Coalition
- Families for Autism and Immune Recovery
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas
- Hill Country Conservancy – Emerging Professionals In Conservation (EPIC)
- Austin Bar Foundation
- Habitable Spaces
- Salvage Vanguard Theater
- Community Yoga Austin
- Austin History Center Association
Since 2012, the Reel Change Film Frenzy as made 30 great cause-driven films through the support of incredible filmmakers. You can see some of those films here:
Lights. Camera. Help. asks the community to support the filmmakers by raising $10,000 through a crowd-funding donation campaign with all of the proceeds to be divided amongst the 10 filmmakers and their teams. A donation to the Reel Change Film Frenzy will secure your ticket to the screening. In addition to receiving tickets, those who donated will get their name in lights as a “producer” or “director” of the film(s) of their choice.
We hope to see a great turn-out from fellow do-gooders in Austin! Get your ticket by making a donation here.