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MY HERO Film Festival

By Wendy Milette

MY HERO Film Festival

MY HERO is a nonprofit, educational website that celebrates heroes from all corners of the world through media, art, and technology.

What really makes MY HERO unique is our outreach program. In the past, we have been able to send MY HERO teams to visit schools and community centers to mentor teachers and students.  When able, we provide cameras and computers and train teachers and students to make films and develop programs with the MY HERO tools. In the process MY HERO promotes character education and empowers students by giving them tools for expression. 

We have witnessed the impact of this project on students who have gone from publishing essays about their heroes as young children, to becoming award winning filmmakers as teenagers and young adults honored at our film festival.

The MY HERO International Film Festival is celebrating 10 years of inspirational media from around the world. The event brings together professional and youth activists, filmmakers, and everyday heroes. Films honor those working for human rights, the environment, peace, and social activism.

Prizes are awarded to elementary, middle -chool, high-school, college students and professionals in these categories:  documentaries, narratives, music videos, animation, experimental, excerpts, trailers, and features in development 

Films are judged by a panel of experts in film, education, and activism. This includes professors from USC, media professionals, students, and global educators.

Select winning films are will be screened at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

3:00 - 5:30 pm Screening of Select Winning films

5:30 - 6:30 pm Filmmaker reception

7:00 - 9:00 pm Screening and Awards Ceremony

9:00 - 10:30 pm Celebration!


About the Author

Wendy Milette is the Director of Media Arts Education for MY HERO. She also oversees the MY HERO Film Festival held annually in Southern California. For more information, visit