Wednesday, April 15, 2015

See the films in CSWE's 2015 Virtual Film Festival.

Scene from Diana Guerrero's Life After Iraq
(part of the CSWE 2015 Virtual Film Festival)
View, rank, and discuss the nine films selected for the CSWE 2015 Virtual Film Festival. The festival’s student-produced films focus on areas such as Alaska Natives, gender identity, homelessness, interfaith outreach, race/diversity, schizophrenia, and veteran readjustment. The winner of the Virtual Ovation Award—the top-ranked film of the festival, as determined by the audience—will receive a $500 prize.

How to Participate
  1. Sign into or register for Google+
  2. Go to "Communities"
  3. Search for "CSWE Film Festivals" and click on the Film Festival logo
  4. Click on "Ask to Join"
Once you are a community member, you will be able to see the films and complete the short rating forms online. The festival is expected to run until September 14.

Questions? E-mail Film Festival Coordinator.

Below: Trailer for Stage Presence, a film in the CSWE 2015 Virtual Film Festival.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Official selection, CSWE 2015 Virtual Film Festival.

View the Official Selection for the CSWE 2015 Virtual Film Festival, which features student-made films related to social work. Topics range from schizophrenia and homelessness to cultural competence, the life of a drag queen, and the readjustment of veterans.

Want to see the films and vote for the Virtual Ovation Award? Contact Film Festival Coordinator.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Call for entries, CSWE 2015 Film Festival.

Filmmakers can now submit their social work-related films for consideration in the CSWE 2015 Film Festival. A popular annual event with social work educators and students, the 2015 festival will be held at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting in Denver, CO, from October 16-18, 2015. The following links may be useful:

• General film festival information
• Official entry form

Not sure if a film is suitable? See the Official Selection for the CSWE 2014 Film Festival, review a flyer that lists all past festival films by topic, or check the list of APM Tracks. The deadline for entries is June 5, 2015. There is a 20% discount on the entry fee if filmmakers submit by May 29.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Video from WHO.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This video from the World Health Organization, Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect, features the stories of seven individuals who experienced abuse as children.