Help support DATV and be inspired by short films that aim to make a difference in our lives. DATV presents the “Media That Matters Short Film Festival” on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm, at the Neon Movies in Downtown Dayton.
The “Media That Matters Short Film Festival” is the premier national showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. “Media That Matters” engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action. The festival features 12 jury selected short films that tackle a broad range of social issues with humor, humanity and honesty in 12 minutes or less.
“By presenting this showcase DATV hopes to inspire Dayton area residents to use media to help make a difference in our community,” said Dan Suffoletto, Marketing Director.
Tickets to the festival are only $10 and may be purchased online at www.datv.org, at the Neon Movies box office, or at DATV’s Public Access Center located at 280 Leo St. in Dayton. Attendees will also receive a “Take Action Guide” that gives information about how they can take the messages of the films and make a difference in their daily lives. Proceeds from the event will benefit DATV. DATV’s mission is to be a community forum that empowers all citizens to learn, create and express their ideas through electronic media. To accomplish its mission DATV provides the training equipment and facilities for local residents to make a difference in their communities by creating their very own noncommercial cable TV programs.
2011 Festival Line-Up
Directed and Produced by Andrew Hinton | India I 2:34 I Documentary
A simple solution to some big problems.
Directed by Julie Winokur, Produced by Julie Winokur & Talking Eyes Media | Vietnam/USA I 12:02 I Documentary
As part of its herbicidal program during the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed some 12 million gallons of Agent Orange defoliant on Vietnam. Forty years later, the toxin Agent Orange is still wreaking havoc on three generations of Vietnamese civilians.
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
Directed by Yusef Haroun, Produced by Michelle Chan | USA I 4:35 I Narrative
A chance encounter in an urban diner sets a devout Christian and a devout Muslim on a collision course.
Produced by Free Spirit Media | USA I 5:13 I Documentary
Explore the challenges facing several LGBT youth in Chicago.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER AWARD
Directed by Isaac Haney-Owens, Produced by BAYCAT | USA I 5:04 I Documentary
A young filmmaker and photographer brings us into his world of living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
EMERGING VOICE AWARD
ISA’S FINAL DRAFT
Produced by Global Action Project | USA I 9:24 I Narrative
Instilled with the dreams of her mother’s sacrifices, Isa encounters struggles that neither she nor her mother ever imagined.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AWARD
Directed by Rob Gardner, Produced by Alex Kronemer and Unity Productions Foundation | USA I 2:49 I PSA
What if recognizable faces—faces of neighbors, colleagues, and friends—were suddenly vilified by public rhetoric? What would you do?
FAIR USE AWARD
SICK WID IT
Directed and Produced by Ryan Malloy and Briar March | USA I 10:01 I Documentary
One dance style, born on the streets of Oakland, is giving youth a way to express themselves on the dance floor and in life.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD
Produced and Directed by Fabian Euresti | USA I 12:00 I Documentary
Exploring the choice of two individuals whose economic circumstances 20 years ago are still much the same.
Produced by Tribeca Film Institute/ Summer Arts Program | USA I 8:16 I Documentary
Out of 11,500 firefighters in New York City, only 31 are women
WOMEN’S JUSTICE AWARD
Directed by Nuala Cabral | USA I 4:03 I Experimental
For the walkers, talkers and those who say nothing
SPEAKING OUT AWARD
ARTICLE OF FAITH
Directed and Produced by Christina Antonakos-Wallace | USA I 10:00 I Documentary
A Portrait of Sikh-American activist Sonny Singh, as he organizes New York City Sikh-youth to combat harassment in their schools.
Directed by Brian Kimmel, Produced by Laura Peterson | 6:11
In coffee-growing communities, seasonal hunger is so common it has its own name: “Los Meses Flacos.” (The Thin Months).
Want to win tickets? Continue reading…
We have two pairs of tickets to see the Media That Matters Short Film Festival courtesy of DATV – just fill out the form below and we’ll randomly draw two winners on November 9th. GOOD LUCK!
Congratulations to the following winners:Karen StephensEsteban Ortiz