In its second year,Lights.Camera.Help. is once again bringing the worlds of philanthropy and video together to inspire and move people through multimedia.
If you aren’t already familiar with LCH, it’s a nonprofit organization that works to help other nonprofits use film to spread awareness and action for their causes through volunteer matching, education and its annual nonprofit film festival.
The second annual, three-day film fest is taking place this weekend in Austin, Texas and it’s not too late to get involved and be a part of the fun. You can do three main things to help the growth of this great cause and experience the event for yourself:
1. Watch the amazing videos from this year. Submissions came in from around the world and LCH received more than 100 more submissions in 2010 than in 2009. 33 videos were chosen and are available for viewing online.
2. Attend any or all of the three days of film screenings this weekend. Day screenings are taking place: Thursday, July 29, 7 to 10 p.m. at the Mexican American Cultural Center; Friday, July 30, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Millennium Youth Complex; and Saturday July 31, 2 to 5 p.m. at Space 12 with the closing party from 7 to 10 p.m. following the screening. Tickets are available at http://lch2010.eventbrite.com. (Note that all proceeds go to the winners)
3. Donate to the winners of this year’s festival. Can’t make the live event or want to do more to support the winners of the festival? Make a donation to for your nonprofit peers’ amazing work.
Added bonus: as if LCH wasn’t fun enough, this year Gowalla is helping support the cause. That’s right, you can get a brand new, shiny badge to show your support and involvement at the event when you attend any of the film festival days this weekend. Props to our hometown geolocation leader, Gowalla!
Hope to see the Austin community out in full force this weekend at the event!