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PSA Online Film Festival


Haydenfilms Institute’s newest public service announcement (PSA) program, the Youth Media Initiative, looks at ways the power of film can be effectively implemented to positively affect the lives of at-risk teens and their local communities. In September 2012, HFI conducted an eight-week PSA workshop for 50 youth from Eastern Pa. Local nonprofit organizations created presentations highlighting their missions and the social issues they combat on a daily basis. The youth then received professional training and mentorship while collaborating in teams to write, direct and shoot 20 PSAs for the local nonprofit organizations. During the spring of 2013, all 20 PSAs will be uploaded to the HFI website, where public viewers can vote for their favorites through the Haydenfilms PSA Online Film Festival. A $10,000 scholarship will be distributed amongst the top three winning PSA groups.

It is HFI’s ultimate goal to provide these teens with the leadership skills, hope, and dreams they will need to succeed, while promoting positive change in their communities. Providing these PSA messages with a global platform will also give these films the opportunity to reach communities at-large suffering from the same social issues and provide an outlet for the voices of the mass to be heard.

Further funding of this program will allow project expansion and opportunities for youth in many other communities to become leaders of change.


PSA Online Film Festival: Official Entries

Community Prevention Partnership: Feeling Overwhelmed?

Community Prevention Partnership

Abilities in Motion: I Am Me

Abilities in Motion

Reading Musical Foundation: Don’t be a B***h!

Reading Musical Foundation

Council on Chemical Abuse: A Dangerous Trip

Council on Chemical Abuse

Council on Chemical Abuse: We Have Your Back

Council on Chemical Abuse

Reading Musical Foundation: Keep the Color in Our World

Reading Musical Foundation

Council on Chemical Abuse: No, Thanks

Council on Chemical Abuse

Reading Musical Foundation: It Starts With Music

Reading Musical Foundation

Council on Chemical Abuse: Don’t Be in the Number

Council on Chemical Abuse

Berks Gas Truth: Don’t Frack Your Mother!

Berks Gas Truth

Reading Musical Foundation: Art is Life

Reading Musical Foundation

New Journey Food Ministry: How Much Do You Care About Hunger?

New Journey Food Ministry

Community Prevention Partnership: What’s Really More “Cool”?

Community Prevention Partnership

Junior League of Reading: We Wear Red

Junior League of Reading

Council on Chemical Abuse: It’s All Fun and Games...

Council on Chemical Abuse

Berks Women in Crisis: Help At Your Fingertips

Berks Women in Crisis

Abilities in Motion: Doing Things Differently

Abilities in Motion

Berks Women in Crisis: It’s Not Your Fault

Berks Women in Crisis

Junior Achievement: Propelling You to Success

Junior Achievement

Centro Hispano: A Safe Haven

Centro Hispano