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FLICKERS-THE NEWPORT FILM-VIDEO SOCIETY & ARTS COLLABORATIVE
January 5, 2011

I came to George Marshal at Flickers in 2009 with an an idea of how we could help non-profits that provide needed services to their local communities but who could not afford to get a public service announcement produced for television. From this, the 7DayPSA competition was born, starting here in Rhode Island and spreading to other states. The events challenge filmmaker teams to write, shoot and edit a public service announcement for a deserving local non-profit in just seven days. The results have been amazing as the winning spots are broadcast for one year on local television stations and placed on the internet to make the public aware of the services that are available and raising the awareness of the needs of each non-profits. FLICKERS is working on expanding this effort and with a little more support, it will expand across the country.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

FLICKERS is always looking at it's core strengths to see how it can use them to grow the organization, such as with their international film festival, while building community such as with the 7DayPSA competitions and the Kid's Eye camp.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add at least two more paid staff persons to maximize the opportunities available to the organization.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Created and implimented a filmmaker competition that assited overworked and under recongnized local charities in raising their public profile.