Austin “Art from the Street” wins World’s First Nonprofit Film Festival | npENGAGE

Austin “Art from the Street” wins World’s First Nonprofit Film Festival

By on Aug 21, 2009


After months of outreach, community building and of course, video submissions, judges selected “Art from the Streets,” a documentary directed by Layton Blaylock, as the winner from a field of 140 international entries at Lights. Camera. Help. The Nonprofit Film Festival.



In leading up to this announcement, I’ve covered this new film festival (and now nonprofit!) – see Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas and Lights.Camera.Help. – Films for a cause find their festival – talking about what an amazing opportunity this new organization brings to the nonprofit space. And with the post-announcement news that the group secured donations of over $1000 to proceed Austin-based Arts from the Streets who  brings positive, nurturing, encouraging experiences and relationships into the lives of homeless individuals through twice-weekly art courses, Lights.Camera.Help. is already helping to make a positive impact.

If you know me (or have read my posts here before), you know how much I love the power of video, so I absolutely love Aaron Bramley’s point shared about the organization’s mission and message about video: “In addition to giving money to a worthy cause, we created Lights. Camera. Help. because we want to help nonprofits and cause-driven organizations gain visibility through film and video. It’s a phenomenal way to tell your story, and it doesn’t have to be expensive.”

In the end, twenty finalists were selected from the over 140 submissions from three countries around the world. Two nights of screenings were held in Austin, Texas to allow the judges, local community members and the organization’s supporters to watch the top selected videos.  

In the spirit of video, check out the below videos with Layton Blaylock, the Director of the winning video and a trailor of the video itself. Congrats again to Art from the Street on its big win and to Lights.Camera.Help. on a hugely successful first year!

A brief interview with Director Layton Blaylock

Trailer of Arts from the Streets Film
(Link to the full-length film)


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