We’re excited to announce the Public Interest Pictures Non-Profit Film Festival Weekend

You have probably heard of Instant Films or the 48 Hour Film Projects or other similar events…
 In the same vein, we are asking filmmakers to come together over a weekend, but instead of having a writer develop a script, we are pairing filmmakers and composers with Los Angeles non-profits to create fun, engaging videos that inspire and raise awareness for some amazing causes.

So, share your creative juice, have a great time giving back by donating your much-needed skills to a worthy cause, and have a great time working on projects that have meaning. Oh, and we are giving away cash and other prizes to the winning film of the night – both to the non-profit and the filmmaking team!


  1. Meet with our team two weeks prior to the festival to review contest rules and ask/answer questions

  2. Join us for lunch (on us) Friday June 13 from 12-2 pm at WeWork in Hollywood, where you will be paired with a non-profit.

  3. Make the video over the weekend and turn it in by 5pm on Sunday June 15.

  4. Attend the screening on Sunday, June 15 from 7-9pm

The next festival dates are June 13-15, 2014.  If you are interested in participating, please email




$50 per filmmaking team that participates (we prefer filmmaking teams, but individual filmmakers will be considered), which includes 5 tickets for your filmmaking crew and friends.


The chance to work on something that gives back to community that needs your talent (and hey, they may hire you for future video needs) and a chance to win $500 if your video wins the event.


We’re looking for composers to donate their work to Public Interest Picture’s Nonprofit Film Festival. Composers must own the rights to music they are making available.  In exchange you get tickets to the event.  For more information, please contact


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