See It - End It (SI-EI) Film & Arts Festival is an all ages, two-day, community event that raises awareness, teaches prevention techniques, and provides education surrounding the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking.
To raise awareness about domestic and international human trafficking for the purpose of preventing the exploitation of the most vulnerable by those who would exploit them. To encourage contributions of film and the arts to ending human trafficking. To engage those in local communities to become aware of the dangers, and empowered by access to resources available, to contribute to the end of human trafficking.
Together, we plan to bring an end to human trafficking through community awareness and mobilization through an international film & arts festival as well as ongoing programs to raise community awareness of human trafficking threats and solutions.
Our 2nd annual Film & Arts Festival will be held on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 from 5 PM -10 PM and Saturday, April 4th, 2020 from 10 AM - 10 PM in San Pedro, CA.
Hosted in the historic Warner Grand Theater, our festival highlights the alarming rise of human trafficking, the exploitation of children in the sex industrial complex, and those vulnerable to forced labor through a mix of survivor testimonies, panel discussion, Q&A sessions, and expert teachings.
Our features visual and performing arts through film, music, arts, and other entertainment. Families can participate in the “kids zone” to enjoy a variety of activities in the Grand Vision Annex.
Attendees of our festival will leave educated, inspired, and empowered to avoid falling into the trap of human trafficking!
Experience compelling true stories of hope and resilience from actual survivors, listen to moderated panel discussions and Q & A sessions with survivors, industry experts, and filmmakers as we break down the barriers by inviting everyone to combine their knowledge, talents, skills, and abilities to diminish this crime against humanity.
Our objective is to shine a bright light on this hidden abuse so that it can no longer thrive in ignorance or the turning of a blind eye. This is our fight to win.
We welcome participation by artists and filmmakers of every genre to join us in this community collaborative so you can share your art at our festival.
See It - End It is a nonprofit program in partnership with the YWCA Harbor Area and South Bay. All sponsorships and in-kind donations are tax-deductible. Your support will help our festival reach its potential and will help our impact reach the necessary communities affected by human trafficking.
You are cordially invited to participate by submitting your films or artwork, joining our team as a volunteer, supporting as a donor, partner with us as a vendor or sponsoring us through with media or other contributions.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about See It - End It and to partner with us on our 2020 Film & Arts Festival!
Certificates of Acknowledgement will be presented by the festival and local government officials such as the Mayor's Office and Representatives.
By submitting your film to the See it End it Film & Arts Festival you are acknowledging that:
Films address the current state of human, sex and/or labor trafficking and are relevant to the Festival's mission statement, theme and objective.
Films must be submitted digitally via FilmFreeway ONLY. All questions and other inquires must be emailed to See it End it directly.
All submissions for See it End it are to be paid through FilmFreeway platform.
The submission fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Films CAN have premiered previously.
It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film.
You are duly authorized, on your behalf and on the behalf of any person or entity that has ownership rights in the work, to submit it to the Festival and you represent that this submission is not in violation of any law nor violates any right of said person or entity.
You hold See it End it Film & Arts Festival committee members, as well as any of its fiscal sponsors and affiliated entities, harmless from any damage to, or loss of, any materials submitted by you, whether that damage occurs en route to or from the Festival or during the course of the Festival's possession of said materials.
You are agreeing for the film to be shared partially or in it's entirety on the See it End it website and social media.
Students submitting films are required to show proof of current school, college or film school registration.