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Media That Matters, Creative Commons, & Filmmakers

December 17th, 2008 by Dean Jansen

In collaboration with friends at Arts Engine, Creative Commons, and Intelligent Television, I was interviewed for a case study about filmmakers and Creative Commons licensing — scroll down to watch or download the video.

Arts Engine is the organization behind the Media that Matters Film Festival; an annual showcase of twelve short films that address some of the most pressing social issues of the day. This unique festival distributes its festival DVD with a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND). Participating filmmakers are obligated to choose open distribution and licensing, which is great because they’re exposed to concepts that might otherwise cross their cultural radar.

Furthermore, the ninth annual Media that Matters Film Festival is now accepting submissions of short pieces on social issues from all comers (finalists are awarded $1000 each). Hurry though, the deadline is January 9th!

Finally, Media that Matters is also distributed on Miro. You can subscribe with 1-click.


Media That Matters: A CC Case Study is available in several formats (thanks to Fred!):


Creative Commons License

Media That Matters: A CC Case Study is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.



Video Production


Intelligent Television


David Frankfurt


Jonathan Smith


The Great Pumpkin (remix) instrumental” by Lens Tamana
2006 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Independence Day” by MC Jack in the Box
2006 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

2 Responses to “Media That Matters, Creative Commons, & Filmmakers”

  1. Dean Jansen says:

    BTW, in case my face looks gaunt in this video, that's because it is! I have no idea why my cheeks are so sunken in, but I've been eating double portions lately as a result of this video.

  2. Leah Sapin says:

    i wish that were true for me too…
    i have been realizing the benefits of makeup since the making of this video…

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