The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of storytellers, designers, filmmakers, photographers and other creatives dedicated to social and environmental good.
We held our inaugural festival last November. Our team of volunteers and community partners held film screenings, hosted open mic nights, led youth workshops, staged a benefit concert, showcased a charity design day and much, much more. In total, more than 400 people engaged in 18 different events held across the city, and thousands more supported us through viral marketing and promotion.
This year’s festival is organized along five main themes: Learn, Revive, Sustain, Heal, and Empower.
Our signature events will include:
Opening Party, featuring eco-conscious food and drink, with an interactive art and music showcase produced by cause-oriented creatives.
Video Showcase, featuring screenings of social impact documentaries and nonprofit films, followed by talk-backs, dialogues and panel discussions with the filmmakers.
Networking Lounges, providing a welcoming space for in-person conversations about projects, pitches and opportunities related to storytelling and design for good.
Closing Party, a photo exhibit and fundraiser, in a cocktail party setting.
Just like last year, we also invite other individuals and organizations to submit their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events and other activities to the agenda.
Submit an idea. Fill out this online form. If you're chosen to participate, we'll also do our best to match you with suitable sponsors, partners or venues.
Interested in being a sponsor? Learn more. Or contact Festival Director Em Hall for details on sponsorship opportunities: em [at] benevolentmedia [dot] org.
Join the team. Apply for a volunteer position now!
See what happened last year. View our photos from BenMedFest 2011 on Flickr.
Donate. We're fundraising on IndieGoGo - every little bit helps!
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Benevolent Media is a media and events company dedicated to celebrating storytelling and design for good.