January 27, 2012

EVENTS / FESTIVALS: Media That Matters

Got a short film with a big message?

Arts Engine’s annual Media That Matters Film Festival is now accepting all entries for 
this year’s event!  Now in it’s TWELFTH 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 twelve 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.

All Ages: All ages will be considered.

Deadline:                Early Deadline- February 23, 2012
                                  Regular Deadline: April 20, 2012
                                  Late Deadline: May 1, 2012
*the festival will take place in the Fall of 2012

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 www.mediathatmattersfest.org/submit

Questions? Send an email to  festival@artsengine.net

Media That Matters™ is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters™ engages diverse audiences year-round and inspires them to take action.

Arts Engine, Inc. supports, produces, and distributes independent media of consequence and promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public.

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