June 2, 2010

DENIED showcases at Media That Matters Film Festival

DENIED, our short film about one woman's struggle with breast cancer and her even bigger challenge to survive without insurance, has been selected for the Media That Matters Film Festival (MTM) and will be screening tonight in NYC at the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 7 p.m. Following the screening of DENIED, filmmaker Julie Winokur will participate in a Q&A.

The MTM Film Festival is a project of Arts Engine, a media production company that promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public to "spur critical consideration of pressing social issues." Every year, the MTM Film Festival selects 12 short films to showcase at theaters across the country, online and at community screenings. The festival launches in New York City tonight, with a World Premiere and an Awards Ceremony at HBO where each filmmaker is honored and many receive cash awards. Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of MTM's presenting partners for Take Action opportunities, have a chance to meet the festival filmmakers and enjoy free ice cream cones generously donated by the Raw IceCream Company.

Click the link below to learn more about MTM and to buy tickets for tonight's world premiere of the 10th annual MTM collection. (The Center for Social Media community is receiving a special discount; enter the code MTMSPECIAL at checkout and receive $2 off the regular ticket price of $13.)