NYFA Filmmakers Awarded Honorable Mentions for "Be Bold for Girls" Video Campaign
October 10, 2014
Following our partnership with the online creative community, Zooppa, New York Film Academy students immediately began pitching ideas for the “Be Bold for Girls” campaign. The goal of the campaign, started by Plan USA, was to bring awareness to the challenges young girls face due to their age and gender.
Through the challenge, our student filmmakers were asked to create 30-59 second videos that showcase people who are taking action to empower girls and bring attention to oppression in their local communities and in developing countries around the world. The stories were to be inspiring, presenting how one person or many people are being bold and standing up for girls' basic human.
Videos were judged based on the following factors:
How engaging was the story
Did the story convey the message of the brief and inspire action?
After careful consideration from a number of videos, from not only NYFA students but also filmmakers around the world, the following Honorable Mention Award winners from the New York Film Academy were announced:
These female filmmakers, along with a number of other close calls, produced quality content in such a quick turnaround time for Plan USA and Zooppa! We cannot be more proud of our students for their hard work and dedication.
The winners of the official campaign are used leading up to, during, and after the "International Day of the Girl" on October 11th.
As a result of our enthusiastic response, Zooppa anxiously awaits for more NYFA student entries. Be sure to check the Zooppa site for more projects with cash and prize rewards and select New York Film Academy as your Creative Network.