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9th Annual MY HERO International Film Festival

MY HERO International Film Festival welcomes short films that address the theme of heroism in the genres of narrative, documentary, animatic, experimental and more. There are separate categories for elementary, middle school, high school, college, and professional filmmakers. The festival  provides opportunities tor young and emerging media artists to win prizes and recognition. 

Ron Kovic is an accomplished author, painter, and activist who has worked for world peace over the last 40 years. As a former Marine Corps sergeant, he served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War before being wounded in combat and paralyzed. Ron Kovic annually awards a $1000 Peace Prize to the director of the short film that most effectively addresses the issue of world peace.

Dan Eldon was a passionate activist, artist and photo journalist. He was killed at the age of twenty-two while reporting on the conflict in Somalia. His mother Kathy Eldon, presents an award every year at the My Hero International Film Festival. This award comes with a $500 cash prize donated by Kathy and Amy Eldon and Creative Visions Foundation.

MY HERO International Festival is held annually at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in the George Lucas building. All finalists and Winning films also play online in the  MY HERO screening room.

To submit your work online: Click Here
or through Withoutabox
Students and non-profits are eligible for a free waiver upon request.

Check out myhero.com/I\/Ied|aArts for lesson |olans and tutorials 
to help you get started. 

For More Information:
Contact media@myheroproject.org
or visit My Hero International Film Festival

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts
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