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Media That Matters 12 World Premiere Tonight

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Latest collection highlights international issues, women and youth perspectives; NYC events include world premiere (10/25) and free educator workshop (11/02)

What: Media That Matters 12 World Premiere (open to the public)
When: Thursday, October 25, 2012, doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6.00 suggested donation | students & youth FREE
Where: DCTV | 87 Lafayette Street, New York, NY | dctvny.org
Website: http://www.mediathatmattersfest.org

ARTS ENGINE, INC & REEL LIVES proudly launch the 12th Media That Matters™ Showcase with a world premiere at the historic Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7 PM. Featuring twelve short films on the most important issues of the day, this screening is open to the public with a suggested $6 donation at the door; students and youth will be admitted for free.

The 12th Media That Matters Showcase (MTM12) marks the final year programmed by Founding Partner Arts Engine. After prescreening hundreds of submissions from over 20 countries, Arts Engine invited a jury of activists, educators, and filmmakers to select the year’s twelve award winners. Arts Engine officially closed its doors this September and announced the new home for the curated Media That Matters collection and crowdsourced MediaRights.org with Reel Lives. Reel Lives is an international youth media organization that will “ensure the longevity of the programs for years to come.” Over the summer, Arts Engine transitioned over 180 Media That Matters short films to Presenting Partner Reel Lives, who look forward to unveiling the new face of MTM in 2013 with a more prominent focus on education and youth participation.

POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.