Projecting Change Film Festival

Projecting Change Film Festival

April 22, 2008 16:53 ET

Empowering Underprivileged Youth Through Film & the Environment

Projecting Change Film Festival invests in Vancouver's next generation of filmmakers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - PROJECTING CHANGE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL is working with INTERSECTIONS MEDIA (Projections) to create their official film festival trailer. The trailer is produced through a unique film and video mentorship program, designed to empower and build skills of Vancouver youth who face a variety of different risk factors.

Youth are paired up with local industry mentors that guide them through all stages of the creative and technical process. This professional film based mentorship program is designed to facilitate transitions into the workplace and to inspire creative growth among at-risk youth.

Projecting Change Film Festival commissioned this trailer to give a voice to those who are normally not heard. Focusing on the festivals mandate of ACTION THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT, Intersections Media challenged kids to develop a personal story that they felt would educate and inspire people on sustainability and the environment.

"In addition to raising awareness on environmental issues, Projecting Change Film Festival is very dedicated to supporting development within the local community. These kids are not only learning valuable skills in film production they are also becoming actively involved in presenting solutions to current environmental problems" says PCFF Programming Director Lindsay Nahmiache.

"This has been a great project; the youth really enjoyed the creative process behind building the concept as well as the technical element in its execution. The fact that they also get to see their efforts play out on the big screen for such a worthwhile cause is a huge bonus for them" adds Nilesh Patel, mentor at Intersections Media.

The trailer will be shown at all Festival Cinemas Theatres for the two weeks prior to Projecting Change Film Festival and also in front of all the Festival Films. Additionally, it is featured online through the PCFF website, facebook and YouTube. PCFF is dedicated to promoting the talents of Vancouver Youth through Film & Video.

Projecting Change Film Festival takes place in Vancouver, Canada May 8th to 11th 2008 at The Ridge Theatre (3131 Arbutus Street).



To see the trailer and for more information of the festival please see
www.projectingchange.ca/media/

For media enquires and more information, please contact:

Lindsay Nahmiache / lindsay@jigsawcommunications.ca / 604.889.7996

For more information on Projecting Change Film Festival please see
www.projectingchange.ca

Images & Logo can be downloaded from www.projectingchange.ca/media/

To book an interview with local speakers, filmmakers, or PCFF founders,
please contact:

Lindsay Nahmiache, Projecting Change, lindsay@jigsawcommunications.ca,
604.889.7996


BACKGROUNDER

PROJECTING CHANGE is an innovative organization focusing on promoting green and sustainable living through the use of entertaining and educational film festivals. Through the strategic use of engaging films and inspiring speakers Projecting Change, Vancouver's first-ever all green film festival, aims to increase awareness and promote change within the local community. Through these efforts all profits are invested back into local initiatives. www.projectingchange.ca

Each day's films focus on specific themes: Food & Agriculture, Sustainable Energy Sources, Building Methods, Consumer Goods, Kids & the Environment; allowing for a structured and focused insight into the issues that matter.

INTERSECTIONS MEDIA (Projections) is the non-profit initiative of Infinity Features Entertainment. It is a film and video mentoring and training program for youth with limited access to resources. Intersections supports youth with diverse backgrounds and uses film and video as a creative vehicle, to empower and build skills. Each project is tailored to work with youth facing varying risk factors within a variety of contexts. This professional mentorship program is designed to facilitate transitions into the workplace and to inspire creative growth among youth. http://intersectionsmedia.com/.

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