The Benevolent Media Festival (June 21-25) is a celebration of storytellers, designers, filmmakers, photographers and other creatives dedicated to social and environmental good.
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.
We also invite other individuals and organizations to submit their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events and other activities to the agenda.
We Need Your Help!
This is still a "passion project," relying on volunteer, pro bono and in-kind support. Our festival is growing by leaps and bounds in its second year and individual donors like you help make that possible!
Your contribution will help cover our operating costs, which may include: web hosting and maintenance; venue spaces for events, i.e. panel discussions, film screenings, photo exhibits; marketing materials, i.e. postcards, banners, programs; art supplies and multimedia equipment for projects; snacks, drinks and small "thank you" gifts for volunteers; advertising and outreach.
Thanks to supporters like you, 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.
See what happened last year. View our photos from BenMedFest 2011 on Flickr.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't contribute cash, at least help spread the love!
Connect with us.
Follow us on Twitter. Tweet using hashtag #BenMedFest.
Be our fan on Facebook. Get all the latest and greatest on the festival.
Register to attend. RSVP on Eventbrite. We'll see you at one of our events!
Submit an idea for a project/event. 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.
Become 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!