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Making Your Media Matter and Media That Matters

December 23rd, 2009 by anne

Below is a heads up on two conferences PCF recommends checking out!

Making Your Media Matter is put on by American University’s Center for Social Media, and the Media that Matters Film Festival, put on by Arts Engine, is calling for video submissions. See their announcements below.

Making Your Media Matter Conference

Making Your Media Matter

Washington, D.C., Feb 11-12, 2010

Join established and aspiring filmmakers, non-profit communications leaders, funders and students working to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter, February 11th and 12th 2010 at American University in Washington DC. This year marks the Center for Social Media’s sixth annual Making Your Media Matter conference. Visit the Center’s website to view partners and sponsors www.centerforsocialmedia.org/mymm and sign on to the social networking site www.makingyourmediamatter.ning.com. Registration $100, Students, $50. Register now!

MYMM is presented in partnership with the Media That Matters Festival, which is a project of Arts Engine, Inc.

Media That Matters 10


Deadline: January 22, 2010

Media That Matters: Screen. Act. Impact.

Arts Engine celebrates ten years of Media That Matters — the premier
showcase for short films with big messages.

“We no longer have to rely on major corporations for things to be seen — we have Media that Matters to distribute new material and new voices and new points of view.”
— Tim Robbins, Actor

Submit your film for the chance to work with us in creating social
change through film. If selected, your film will take become a part of
Media That Matters — an international, multi-platform campaign
streaming and playing to thousands of people at screenings across the
globe. Media That Matters creates discussion guides and screening
materials to promote conversation and encourage educators, activists
and organizers alike to Take Action around these films. Join us in our
TENTH year and submit your film now!


* Short films — the shorter the better—no longer than 12 minutes
max, but 8 and under would be great!
* Social issues — Any and all issues will be considered. This year
we are focusing on Media Literacy, Human Rights, LGBTQ & Sexual
Identity, Youth Activism and International issues in particular.
* The film should encourage the audience to be engaged and take
action around the issue.
* All genres — Documentary, animation, public service announcement,
narrative, music video, drama, comedy. Creativity is encouraged — but
your film must focus on a social issue.
* Open to all ages — Youth-produced projects encouraged!

2 Responses to “Making Your Media Matter and Media That Matters”

  1. Ethan Brown says:

    I hope to attend conferences similar to this one within the year. Would be beneficial to me as a young adult to attend this kind of even. It can help me to become socially aware about certain issues that are discussed here.Ethan Brown

  2. Andrew Davis says:

    It's nice to mingle with other people who attend the conference because you're very sure that these people have the same purpose as yours. Looking forward to more conferences like this one.Andrew Davis

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