2010 Donate Life Film Festival
Yesterday, the Donate Life Film Festival was filled with screenings and panel discussions. They included,
Dr. Joe Sachs, physician, writer and executive producer for ER shares his insight and experience on creating medical stories for television.
Get A Clue!
CSI:Miami writer Krystal Houghton talks with a cop, a coroner and two transplant surgeons about how a corpse can help solve your crime.
Level the Playing Field
Academy Award nominated producer Marc Smolowitz highlights examples of effective social media infrastructure that generate buzz, awareness, followers, and supporters for causes, stories, products and films.
Doctors’ Delve Deep
Respected physicians from around the nation reveal the “backstory” of being a doctor and surgeon, including emotions and anecdotes to help enhance characters.
How to Use The Paley's Television Library
Donate Life Hollywood has created a list of organ donation episodes that span the decades and The Paley Librarian will show you how to find what you need for your next project.
Concurrently, there were screening oft this year's Film Festival award winners and notable award winning special features which included:
D-Tour: A Rock and Roll Film About Life, Death and Bodily Functions
Talk back featuring filmmaker Jim Granato, who discusses making a film that features a rock star who tours while administering dialysis and finding a living donor, and Lois Vossen, Independent Lens Series Producer & Vice President, ITVS, who shares how and why the film became a part of PBS's Independent Lens. Learn more about the D-tour and order your DVD copy HERE>
Donate Life Film Festival Winners, with talk back from film makers
First Place: 6 Days
Donate Life Film Festival’s first place submission. The powerful story of a mother who assures her son can leave a legacy of caring for as many people as possible.
Second Place: The Fallen Firefighter
Donate Life Film Festival’s second place submission. A Newport Beach firefighter saves lives upon his death as an organ donor. This film shares his story through the eyes of his older brother. You may see the entire film HERE>
Third Place: Mamie Jackson - Life on Dialysis
Donate Life Film Festival’s third place submission. An unflinching view of how one woman keeps her passion and determination to help others a priority while undergoing dialysis three days a week.
Heart of Jenin
When 12-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Khatib was killed in the West Bank city of Jenin by Israeli soldiers who mistook his toy gun for the real thing, Ahmed’s parents’ donated his organs and turned tragedy into hope for six Israelis. You may view the entire episode of this PBS Wide Angle special HERE>
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AWARD WINNERS!
We look forward to what you have in store for us in 2011
If you missed the 2010 Donate LIfe Film Festival, remember to set a reminder around March to check back with our blog for the 2011 dates; you don't want to miss it.
We will continue to report on events from the Film Festival as they become available. Additionally, all the photos and videos will soon be posted on the Donate Life Hollywood web site.