Flicks4Change, an interactive festival of socially conscious short films, will return on March 22, 23 and 24, offering three evenings of free online screenings. Running from 8 to 10 p.m., the festival will supplement each set of screenings with interviews of filmmakers, nonprofit leaders and other changemakers — suggesting actionable ways for viewers to be the positive change needed now more than ever.
The issues to be addressed on Monday will be Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ Rights and individual and community activism. Tuesday’s topics will include the climate crisis, sexual assault and harassment, animal rights and COVID-19. On Wednesday, the main areas of focus will be addiction and mental health, gun violence and the response to COVID-19.
Co-founded by Australian actor, producer and musician Andrew Steel and actor and producer James Hawthorn — son of designer and philanthropist Barbara Hawthorn of Barbara Hawthorn Interiors in McLean, Virginia — the festival seeks to make the world a better place by strengthening the connections between art, awareness of social issues and meaningful philanthropic action. A preview reel is available HERE.