Over 500,000 visitors viewed MY HERO's Film pages to access inspirational videos from our International Film Festival. (www.myhero.com/Films).
MY HERO uses media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower people of all ages to realize their own potential to effect positive change.
The MY HERO Project ("MY HERO") provides free educational media technology tools to individuals and to classrooms around the world. MY HERO gives young people a way to identify and develop positive role models in exploring the lives of people in their communities and in the world who contribute to improving society. We build our participants' communication and technology skills and prepare them for the future. Our programs facilitate cooperative and small group learning circles comprised of students in various countries to engage people in the production of positive media and promote a sense of global citizenship.
WEBSITE TRAFFIC, DEMOGRAPHICS AND GROWTH POTENTIAL
The 2014 fiscal year brought 20,000,000 visitors from 194 countries to the MY HERO website, including schools, homes and libraries.
Over 367,000 visitors used MY HERO's Teacher's Room to access lesson plans and other educational resources. (www.myhero.com/TeachersRoom).
MY HERO’s online teacher survey indicates that more than 33% of participating students were from low-income families and 10% of students using the programs had disabilities.
The MY HERO website hosts a huge digital archive of stories, art and films that continues to grow.
MY HERO is supported by a growing team of educators committed to promoting global learning throughout the United States and in foreign countries.
REACHING BEYOND BORDERS
Since 1995, The MY HERO Project has offered young people the tools to identify their heroes and share their inspirations with a global learning community that promotes peace, tolerance, ecological responsibility and global citizenship. The MY HERO Project's multimedia cognitive tools and Web authoring programs have been applied across interdisciplinary curricula to build skills in communication, project management, research, critical thinking and new media literacy. MY HERO's technology-based resources facilitate both individualized learning and collaborations to improve students' learning capacity, particularly among traditionally disadvantaged groups. Educators report that students who show behavioral problems and struggle to communicate effectively shine most on MY HERO projects.
The MY HERO Project has gained international recognition at the American Pavilion of the Cannes Film Festival, the Stockholm Challenge Awards, International Education and Resource Network Conferences, the ChildNet Awards, the Webby Awards, and other conferences around the world.
Hundreds of educational websites link to the MY HERO website.
Thanks to a generous in-kind donation from Google Ad words, the “MY HERO” web site has the number one spot on the Google search engine.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MY HERO'S INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Since 2005, The MY HERO International Short Film Festival has honored talented, socially and environmentally conscious filmmakers before a global audience. Winning films are screened on The MY HERO Project's website. (www.myhero.com/go/winners)
Student and Professional filmmakers from around the world join the MY HERO community at an Awards Ceremony held each year in Los Angeles.
All winning films are showcased online for millions of visitors to share in classrooms, homes and community centers. The film festival produces a rich online media archive that continues to educate, engage and inspire visitors of all ages. (www.myhero.com/films)
HOW CONTRIBUTIONS ARE USED
Your sponsorship of the International Short Film Festival is a direct investment in the education of our nation's youth.
- Sponsorship funds support the work of Media Arts Educators who plan and curate the Festival.
- Sponsorship funds support MY HERO's media arts workshops and mentorships to assist students in producing short films.
- Sponsorship funds allow MY HERO to bring young filmmakers from the USA and other countries to the Festival to gain recognition and collaborate with other filmmakers and heroes seeking to make a positive contribution to our world.
HELPING US BUILD A GLOBAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
International Short Film Festival Sponsors
|The film festival is made possible by the generous support of the following donors:
Big View Pictures, Inc.
The Seedling Foundation
Massen Greene Foundation
Featured Festival Sponsors:
Sandra and Kenneth Malamed
James Pelts Family
LRG (Lifted Research Group, Inc.)
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Ron Kovic, The Ron Kovic Peace Prize
Kathy and Amy Eldon, The Dan Eldon Activist Award
One World One Ocean, The Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award
The Foundation for the Contemporary Family, The Relationships First Award
IF YOU SHARE OUR GOALS OF INSPIRING, EDUCATING AND EMPOWERING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, WE HOPE YOU WILL SUPPORT THE MY HERO PROJECT TODAY BY SPONSORING OUR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. WE NEED AND APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!