Submitted films with a run time of 10 minutes or less that tell the stories of everyday heroes will compete in categories including Professional, Enthusiast/Amateur, Teacher/Student, College or Graduate Student, High School Student, Middle School Student, and Elementary School Student. Selected works will be featured on the My Hero website throughout the year, and Hero Fest winners will be honored at the University of Southern California's famed School of Cinematic Arts. Animated, documentary, musical, narrative, and experimental films are all welcome and encouraged to compete.
Media literacy and cross-cultural communication are cornerstones of Hero Fest, and a variety of great stories can be found in the Hero Fest archive. All Hero Fest finalists will have opportunities to be interviewed by film and print media and to network with filmmaking professionals. The festival also proudly provides selected filmmakers with transportation and accommodations during their visit to Los Angeles. Hero Fest aims to celebrate the heroes who have taken the time to celebrate their heroes.
September 1, 2013 - Late Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Hero Fest celebrates the best of humanity and hosts thousands of stories -- from artists of any age -- of remarkable individuals who have participated in noteworthy acts of altruism.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This year, Hero Fest is thrilled to introduce the Sylvia Earle Conservation Award, which includes a $500 cash prize. Formed in collaboration with the One World One Ocean campaign, this award celebrates a filmmaker whose work honors an ocean-oriented hero. Other special Hero Fest awards include the Ron Kovic Peacemaker Award (given to a filmmaker who best explores issues of peace) and the Dan Eldon Activist Award (given to a filmmaker who best addresses the theme of activism).
There are countless ways to make positive change in the world, and there are just as many ways to honor change-makers. Submit your film today!