Benevolent Media Festival to Celebrate Storytelling and Design for Good returns to Washington, D.C. on June 22-25. Organizers currently seeking ideas for projects and events.
The citywide Washington, D.C. series of events is a celebration of storytellers, designers, filmmakers, photographers and other creatives dedicated to social and environmental good. The festival focuses on people, organizations and projects that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia.
This year’s festival is organized along five main themes: Learn, Revive, Sustain, Heal, and Empower. Signature events will include an opening party, video showcase, networking lounge, and a pitch night for creative entrepreneurs.
The organizers are inviting individuals and organizations to submit their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events and other activities to the agenda. Ideas for projects and events are currently being accepted online.
The inaugural festival was held last November during Digital Capital Week. The volunteer-led, crowdsourced agenda included panel discussions, film screenings, open mic nights, youth workshops, a benefit concert, and a charity design day, among other activities. In total, more than 400 people engaged in 18 different events held across the city.
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