Media That Matters
Short Film Festival
Presented by Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
OGDM Group - Centerville, Ohio
In 2012 DATV hosted the “Media That Matters Short Film Festival” on Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm, at the Neon Movies in Downtown Dayton.
Look for more informatoin about the 2013 event
coming later in the year.
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.
Last Years 2012 Festival Line-Up
AISHA’S SONG - JURY AWARD
Nigeria & UK (9:18) | dir. Orlando Von Einsiedel
Partially blinded by an unknown illness, Aisha has a
chance meeting that sends her life in a completely
FOUR WOMEN, ONE REVOLUTION - WOMEN &
GIRLS MATTER AWARD
Egypt & USA (8:55) | dirs. Micah Garen & Marie-Helene
Four Egyptian women talk about their experiences in the
GROWING UP REFUGEE - YOUTH FILMMAKER
USA (5:28) | dir. Seanna Randall
A young Karen girl tells about her experiences in a Thai
ECHOES OF INCARCERATION - SPEAKING OUT
USA (9:58) | prod. Ibis Productions
Young filmmakers speak out about the overlooked
national tragedy of children with incarcerated parents.
HIV IS NOT A CRIME - HEALTH JUSTICE AWARD
USA (8:12) | dir. Sean Strub, edit. Leo Herrera
HIV Criminalization has created a "viral underclass"
creating different laws for different groups of people
based on the viruses they carry.
THE STORY OF CHOLERA - GLOBAL HEALTH
Israel & USA (4:29) | dirs. Deborah Van Dyke & Yoni
Making visible the invisible cholera germs brings to life
the teaching points of cholera prevention.
THE LAST ICEMAN OF CHIMBORAZO -
SUSTAINING TRADITIONS AWARD
Ecuador & USA (11:46) | dir. Gabriela Lozada
Deep in the Chimborazo volcano is hidden an ingredient
to which people attribute healing and sacred power –
Baltazar is the last man on earth who knows how to find
GERTHY’S ROOTS - BELIEF MATTERS
Haiti & USA (10:34) | dirs. Michael Collins &
The story of a strong and inspiring Haitian-born
woman and her quest to make a difference in her
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN
AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN WHO
LOVES HIP-HOP? – PERSPECTIVES
USA (8:00) | dir. Briana Noble. prod. Free Spirit
Exploring the hip hop community through the
lens of an African American woman.
LADY RAZORBACKS - EMPOWERMENT
USA (4:07) | dir. Laura Green
When a group of Pacific Islander women struggle
to start a rugby team in East Palo Alto, they find
the field to be an unexpected sanctuary.
HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FOR EVERYONE! -
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AWARD
USA (2:52) | prod. Wide Angle Media
What are human rights and why are they
Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate
Recovery - CHANGEMAKER AWARD
USA (6:49) | prods. WITNESS, Our Children’s
Trust & iMatter: Kids vs. Global Warming
Protect our TRUST. Restore our Atmosphere.