This concept came to me about two years ago when everyone was still punch drunk off of “change you can believe in” and how the world needed to be better. I started thinking about all of the things I was working on: social entrepreneurship, teaching, and film, and I saw an interesting synergy that I haven’t seen anywhere. There are documentary festivals, human rights festivals, but there were not many festivals on SOCIAL CHANGE. In fact, through all of my research, I could only find one. Film is one of those transformative mediums where every scene and every frame may result in a different interpretation. It’s powerful. With the digital age, and the ease of shooting high quality projects becoming cheaper and cheaper, there is an new demographic of people creating cool and interesting films. This is the age of global storytelling.
- Give a voice and exposure to issues that are relevant to our communities
- Foster discourse regarding social issues
- Increase the profile of films and filmmakers who produce films that promote social change.
- Provide a unique way for companies to show their support for communities and the arts.
- Create a forum where unconnected networks can be leveraged to increase positive exposure and expand the brand recognition of all parties.