WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 15, 2014) – Media Rise released the final video submissions created for the 2014 Media Rise Festival’s 48-Hour Video Challenge, a weekend competition, inviting filmmakers to create high-impact, high-quality videos for local nonprofits in just two days. The challenge concluded with a film screening at the Thurgood Marshall Center to acknowledge the winning filmmakers, chosen by a panel of judges and supported with a cash prize sponsored by the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development.
Congratulations to the winning team – Amy Richards, Jeffrey Buras and Abby Pierce – who took home a prize of $600 for successfully shooting, editing & delivering a 3-minute video in just two days for Art All Night, an annual arts festival in D.C. founded by creative producer Ariana Austin.
The winning video was chosen by a panel of judges, representing social innovation in media:
Herbert Niles, Deputy Director, Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
The other two filmmaking teams created pro bono videos for Living Classrooms, a nonprofit that inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural and maritime resources; and Joy of Motion, a dance center that teaches and encourages people of all ages to integrate dance into their lives for better individual and community health and well-being.
Amber Young Nina Young Ricardo Villalba
Joy of Motion
Emily Wathen Susanne Coates Lisa Nash