Arts Engine‘s annual Media That Matters Festival — now in its 12th year — is accepting new entries for short films! In addition to being a “premier showcase for short films with big messages” Media That Matters will give filmmakers the opportunity to connect with educators, activists, and nonprofits around the globe, helping to move communities towards social change. If selected, your film will be screened at the Fall festival and featured via a “multi-platform campaign combining online streaming with personalized screenings,” and made available under CC BY-NC-ND.
Submission criteria from the announcement:
Short Film: 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!
The early deadline to submit is February 23, regular deadline is April 20, and the late deadline is May 1. Submit your film at http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org/submit. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.