The Call for Entries for the 2012 Lights. Camera. Help. Nonprofit Film Festival is closing on June 30th. "Nonprofits, filmmakers and volunteers have until [then] to submit their films for a chance to win money for the causes they belive in," said festival organizer, Aaron Bramley. "We're looking for the very best features, short films and PSAs from all over the world—films that compel viewers to take action and improve our planet."
Filmmakers and nonprofits can submit their films to Lights. Camera. Help. through June 30 in one of three categories: best PSA (up to 3 minutes), best short (3-29 minutes), best feature (30 minutes and up). After June 15th the cost of submitting goes from free to $20. "We're calling it a 'rush fee,'" says Bramley. "It's to encourage people to get their films into us early. Of course the fee does go to support the operations of a nonprofit near to my heart." A reference to Lights. Camera. Help. being a registered nonprofit itself.
More details can be found at lightscamerahelp.org/entry. This year the festival expect to give out a total of approximately $5,000 to the causes represented by the winning films.
Starting in 2009, Lights. Camera. Help. (LCH) has produced an annual film festival that captivates audiences with socially-minded films that 'focus on good.' "This is our fourth year producing the festival and we're happier than ever with how it's coming together. That starts with our Call for Entries," said Bramley.
In reflection of LCH's mission to help nonprofits use film and video to share their stories, the organization has produced a short video to promote the opening of their submission period. Bramley says, "The video helps us demonstrate the types of films we're looking for. We love films that not only look and sound great but also appeal to viewers in a way that compels them to want to help make the world a better place."
The 2012 Lights. Camera. Help. Nonprofit Film Festival is slated to take place in Austin, Texas on September 12-14. Tickets and passes will go on sale in May. The Festival is a fundraiser that has already raised over $7,000 in direct donations to the organizations behind the wining films.
About Lights. Camera. Help.
Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to encouraging other nonprofit and governmental organizations to use film and video to tell their stories. LCH does this through education and volunteer match programs as well as screenings and an annual film festival.