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Celebrating ten years of media for change, Arts Engine is a non-profit organization that produces, supports, and distributes socially conscious media. Whether it�s through the Media That Matters Film Festival, Big Mouth Films, or, Arts Engine is a pioneering force behind the new generation of media-makers exploring social issues.

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Enviro Doc Takes Top Honor at Media That Matters

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 08, 2009

The Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, which premiered June 4th, once again showcased short films that inspire audiences to think, laugh and take action on pressing social issues. Highlights of this year’s festival included Jury Award winner NEXT WAVE, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzer’s alarming documentary about the world’s first climate change refugees from the Carteret Islands, and WILL I BE NEXT, about gun violence in Chicago. Festival coverage included: Chicago Sun-Times, IndieWire, Austin American Statesman, In These Times, TreeHugger, Green Life, Grist Magazine, WorldChanging,, Tilzy, Big Red Apple, Austinist, and The Indypendent.


Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2009 at 3:30 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Election Day Premieres on PBS

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 07, 2008

Directed by Arts Engine founder Katy Chevigny, Election Day, a powerful documentary following 11 Americans as they vote in 2004, premiered on PBS’ P.O.V. on July 1st. Leveraging the broadcast and Arts Engine’s 10th anniversary, PKPR secured a mix of profiles and interviews for Katy in outlets ranging from NPR and to IndieWire and Stream.

Permalink | Posted on Jul 07, 2008 at 8:49 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Media that Matters Film Festival Makes Its Mark

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 30, 2008

Arts Engine’s eighth annual Media That Matters Film Festival, one of the first and largest online film festivals, rolled out its red carpet yesterday for a premiere at The IFC Center in New York. Showcasing a collection of 12 short films aimed at inspiring audiences to think, laugh, and take action on today’s top issues, the festival hits that PKPR sweet spot where art and activism meet.

For the launch, PKPR secured an exclusive screening for one of the festival’s films, EVERY THIRD BITE, on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, where a spirited debate ensued over the future of the world’s honey bees. Other coverage included Boston Globe, Huffington Post, The Oregonian, PC Magazine’s AppScout blog, IndieWIRE, Variety, Stream, Tilzy.TV, and Tribeca Film Institute’s Resource’s blog

Permalink | Posted on May 30, 2008 at 10:14 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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