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Media That Matters 11 Is Now Accepting All Entries!

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 20th, 2011

Arts Engine’s annual Media That Matters Film Festival is now accepting all entries for this year’s event!  Now in it’s ELEVENTH season, Media That Matters™ offers you the opportunity to empower communities working towards social change. Media That Matters™ – the premier showcase for short films with big messages – connects you with hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, including  educators, activists, and nonprofits. Through a multi-platform campaign combining online streaming with personalized screenings, your film can be a tool that opens hearts  and minds about the collective struggle for a more socially conscious world. Join us by submitting your film now!

Short Films:
Films must be ten minutes MAXIMUM; the ideal length is around eight minutes.

All Styles: We accept documentaries, narratives, animations, music videos, public service announcements, dramas, comedies, hybrids, or a style of your own creation!  Creativity is always encouraged. The only guideline is that your project must focus on a social issue.

All Issues: Any and all issues will be considered. This year we are particularly interested in films focusing on Disability Rights, Interfaith Dialogue and Religious Tolerance, Bias-based Bullying, Gender Equality and Youth Activism.

All Ages: Youth-produced media is strongly encouraged!

Late Deadline: May 11, 2011,  (the festival will take place in the Fall of 2011)

Please Note: Your film MUST be cleared for NONEXCLUSIVE home video, educational, online, broadcast and theatrical distribution.

For more details and to submit your film online, visit

Questions? Send us an email!


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