- May 15, 2013at 11:59 pm
Media That Matters is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day, engaging audiences and inspiring them to take action. The films are diverse in style and content, including documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental work and everything in between. What all the films have in common is that they spark debate and activism in 12 minutes or less.
This year, film submissions will be reviewed and selected by a jury that couples the wisdom and experience of established media professionals, with the youthful perspective of student filmmakers, working together as mentor and mentee. Supporting these pieces of media in creating a cycle of education, advocacy and action, the 2013 Media That Matters Film Festival will include an Educators Forum. The forum will showcase educational curricula built around each film, and include moderated Q&A sessions with the curriculum designers, the filmmakers, and human rights advocates.