High school students and leading filmmakers in the social venture and nonprofit space are teaming up to create their own short-film screening event during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this year coined The Paradigm Film Project. The idea was sparked by Caleb Fine, a coach and business teacher at Park City High School, in an effort to give his students real life projects and not just research. The project has spread like wildfire, inspiring the participation of five international social causes, a host of media attention and, I'm sure, a packed house at the screening this Wednesday.
If you happen to be in Park City for Sundance, be sure to stop by Park City High School at 4 p.m. this Wednesday, January 25th for the screening, which is free and open to the public. Can't make it to Park City to catch these films at Sundance? Not to worry -- I'm bringing Sundance to you. While the films at the event will be newly debuted, I've assembled videos produced by all of the presenting organizations for you here so you can sit back, relax, grab some hot cocoa and imagine you're catching this socially-driven screening as snow-packed Park City buzzes outside.
Krochet Kids International
Light the Streets
Africa New Life/Ryan Youngblood & Esther Havens
From the Eyes of Hope
Within Broken Boarders/Joe Miller
Not Even Bullets
Discover the Journey
The Paradigm Project
The Paradigm Project/Austin Mann & Jordan Bellamy