On December 15 at the My Hero International Film Festival 2012, Life Giving Moments will be awarding the first ever ENGAGE! Award of $500 to the filmmaker presenting the film that best encourages positive social activism by young people. Life Giving Moments encourages kids to be pro-active and engage in activism on their own, without waiting for adults to tell them what to do.
The ENGAGE! Award is one of four awards including the Dan Eldon ACTIVIST AWARD – Dan Eldon was a passionate activist, artist and photo journalist, the Ron Kovic PEACE prize to the filmmaker who best addresses the issues of peace in a short film and the MEDIA Award
The Short Film Festival and Awards Ceremony is December 15, 2012 from 5 – 9pm at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas Building – The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles. Tickets are FREE, but require a reservation that can be made at MyHero.com.
Since 1995, the mission of MY HERO is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. This nonprofit project is supported by visitors of all ages who share stories, art, and short films on their award-winning multimedia journal and digital library.
Life Giving Moments is proud to support this global learning community and its filmmakers that bridge the digital divide, promote peace and tolerance, and allow people around the globe to have their voices heard in a safe, commercial-free, child-friendly environment. This has been accomplished through building a multimedia journal and digital library, providing support for thousands of teachers who use project-based learning in their classrooms, and making media arts education available to those in underrepresented communities so all can take part in this award-winning project.
Check back for the Winner on December 16th!