BenMedFest Intro

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BenMedFest Intro

  1. 2. Benevolent (be·nev·o·lent) Pronunciation:/bəˈnevələnt/ Adjective well meaning and kindly: a benevolent smile (of an organization) serving a charitable rather than a profit-making purpose: a benevolent fund
  2. 3. Benevolent Media is an exploration of storytelling and design for good. We focus 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. “ Storytelling ” means anything to do with journalism, blogging, filmmaking or other narratives, based on fact and truth. “ Design ” means anything to do with graphics, interactive data, information visualization, branding and marketing, or other human-centered problem-solving and innovation. “ Good ” means anything to do with positive and lasting social or environmental change. And of course, for the public good, storytelling and design must exist through community engagement —both online and offline—in order to be inspiring, effective and sustainable. This can be achieved through social networking, events, partnerships, information-sharing and other types of relationship-building between content creators, consumers and curators.
  3. 4. Branding, Advertising & Marketing Elefint Designs
  4. 5. Social Networking Steve Rhodes
  5. 6. Videos & Filmmaking Breast Fest Film Festival Short Film competition
  6. 7. Gaming Games for Change
  7. 8. Graphic Design Jlweiller on Threadless
  8. 9. Web Design No Impact Project by Free Range Studios
  9. 10. Journalism Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  10. 11. Photography Dave Showalter for the International League of Conservation Photographers
  11. 12. Learn more about our big idea. Submit an event listing. Apply to be our festival intern. Become a contributor. Follow us on Twitter . Or tweet about our fest: # BenMedFest . Be our fan on Facebook . Donate - every little bit helps. Contact us . We'd love to hear from you!
  12. 13. Vote for us in the GOOD Maker Challenge.
  13. 14. Erica Schlaikjer Creator and Curator [email_address]

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