Navigation Links
Call to the Youth of America: Palms for Life Fund Launches Film Competition to Document Hunger in the United States
Date:7/30/2009

A new national short film contest, Faces of Hunger in America, will award prizes to young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, who document in their own communities the increasingly widespread problem of hunger in America. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500. Starting on August 24, young filmmakers will be able to upload their 5-12 minutes creative films online, where the public will partake in the first round of voting beginning October 16th, World Food Day. "… because hunger is everyone's business."

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2009 -- In less than one month, on August 24, the youth of America will be able to upload online their creative films on hunger in the United States.

This national film contest, Faces of Hunger in America, is open to all young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, who document hunger and its devastating effects in their own communities. The top three winners will receive cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500; they will get exposure to a vast audience in a full-length compilation of the prize-winning works.

"Over 36 million Americans are living in food insecurity - 12.4 million being children - and we want to bring this alarming reality to the attention of the public and the nation's leaders," says Hannah Laufer-Rottman, Executive Director and founder of Palms for Life Fund (*), the main sponsor of the contest, " because hunger is everyone's business."

Laufer-Rottman, who retired from the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) after 30 years, says the effects of domestic hunger are just as pressing as the epidemic of hunger and poverty on a global level. "Everyone knows what hunger looks like in third world countries, but the effects of hunger in America are quite different. Obesity, malnutrition, physical/mental impairments...are all effects of hunger. When people are unable to access consistently sufficient amounts of food for a healthy life, society suffers as a whole."

Friends, families, supporters, hunger advocates, all will partake in the first round of online screening and voting beginning October 16th, World Food Day. "By empowering the public to vote for their favorite films, we are ensuring that the films get viewed and the problem is exposed. Change begins with awareness," says Project Manager, Sandra Ciccone, adding that "awareness to this issue needs to happen now, as the situation has exacerbated amidst the current economic recession."

Twenty finalists will be judged by a noted panel of judges on the clear conveyance of the message, creativity, impact and overall quality of the work.

To find out more about the contest, please visit the official website: http://www.facesofhunger.org and register for the mailing list if you are interested in participating in this project.

(*) Palms for Life Fund is a public charity (501(c)(3)) dedicated to eliminating poverty worldwide by investing in high-quality sustainable health and education projects. Palms for Life works in Africa, Asia and Latin America with reputable local partners to feed, educate and empower those living in impoverished conditions. For more information on Palms for Life Fund, go to http://www.palmsforlifefund.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/07/prweb2688414.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. More than two-thirds of sexually active NYC youth use condoms, but other forms of birth control lag
2. Study documents rapid increase in youth bipolar disorder diagnoses
3. Rates of bipolar diagnosis in youth rapidly climbing, treatment patterns similar to adults
4. Youth Drug Use at a Five Year Low, New Survey Shows
5. Jump in Youth Suicide Prompts National Childrens Charity KidsPeace to Issue Tips on Prevention, Warning Signs
6. ARIZONA METH PROJECT Unveils Arizonas Anti-Meth Youth Pledge and Kicks Off Phase Two of Public Awareness Campaign
7. $8,000 Winning Bids at Governors Livestock Auction to Benefit College-Bound Youth and Homeless
8. Nourishment Is Essential to a Youthful Appearance. Time to Feed Your Face with Serum_G
9. Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White Houses National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
10. Safe Blood for Africa Foundations African Club 25 Greatly Reducing HIV Infections in African Youth
11. Victims of child maltreatment more likely to perpetrate youth violence, intimate partner violence
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... WI (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As ... in medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out ... partners. , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of ... of excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early ... in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office ... of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office ... forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... week that explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the ... cryptic and puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... --  Divoti USA will engrave and process all ... the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device ... of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest ... terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received ... Mobile  — a medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for ... aims to transform technology into a clinical solution to support the ... costs. Innovative Design ... NDS ZeroWire Mobile Wireless Solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: