PICTURE THE POSSIBILITIES WORLD PREMIERE EVENT - Cinequest Film Festival 22
Sunday, March 4th - 3pm at the California Theatre
Cinequest Picture the Possibilities (PTP) is a transformative leadership movement, where empowered youth create films expressing visions of a better tomorrow that inspire global leaders to ignite change. PTP Sponsors include: The Hearst Foundations, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the Knight Foundation, HP Workstations, Cisco, Liquid, Panasonic, Adobe, Brett Construction, Cokeva, Synaptics, The Morrison Foerster Foundation, Media Center, Southwest Airlines, IKEA, Macy's, NVidia, and Renta Imagen.
Cinequest has played a leading role in showcasing the innovations that have revolutionized media making and distributionhelping democratize voice and connecting people around the globe. And with the contracting of our planet to the so-called Global Village, change can be startling, in the time―and the scope―in which it occurs. Possibilities are endless. Moreover, with mind-boggling advances in technology, these story-telling tools have been scaled down and simplified and are available to virtually anyone on the planet, regardless of geography, age, or income level.
Instantaneous, worldwide communication has further enhanced this capability and at no time in our history has there been greateropportunityto improve the world through the transformative power of personal visions as they connect not only to audiences but to influential leaders prepared, able, and willing to make a difference. For over two decades, Cinequest has celebrated the convergence of artist and innovator to empower. Shared stories fuel the imagination, and technologies enhance the power and reach of stories. This synergy promotes those endless possibilities. At Cinequest, seeing an even greater realm of potential for these combined forces, locally and globally, we created Picture the Possibilities.
Cinequest PTP is a worldwide transformative leadership movement. Through the magical art form of film, local youth express their visions of a better tomorrow that will engage and inspire global leaders to create change, at first locally, but then on a wider, grander scale. PTP began with the germ of an idea that has blossomed into a phenomenal worldwide venture. PTP empowers youth around the globe with innovative tools, mentors, and training, connecting youth and leaders around the world to share ideas, gain better understanding, build friendships, and sharehopes for the future. PTP affords youth a powerful voice for positive change. PTP educates, heals, transforms, enlightens, inspires, and creates opportunities for an improved future, for the participants, and for everyone who experiences and responds to their stories.
Three Part Picture the Possibilities Unveiling at Cinequest Film Festival
THURSDAY MARCH 1st
PRIVATE WORLD PREMIERE FOR PARTICIPANTS
Initial year-long efforts of youth creating short films from visionsbased on personal experience will culminate in a meeting of PTPparticipants and global leaders (connected through Cisco TelePresence technology) simultaneously in Beijing, Shanghai, New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and San Jose/Silicon Valley. Media, business, cultural, and political leaders will watch top movies, engage in conversations with teen participants, and propose means to transform these youthful visions into tangible plans to effect positive change in the various communities.
FRIDAY MARCH 2nd
PTP SITE GOES LIVE
PTP web site (accessed via www.cinequest.org) launches on March 2nd presenting all youth-created films as well as personal profiles and e-learning opportunities.
SUN March 4 - 3PM - $10
PTP PUBLIC PREMIERE EVENT AT CALIFORNIA THEATRE
Convene at the lavish California Theatre to enjoy the years top PTPfilms, highlights of the global leaders event interactions, and Q&A with a phenomenal group of youth filmmakers. This event promises to entertain and to inspire and will be greatly enjoyed by all ages.
And thats just the beginning. Following the World Premiere Event, PTP will kick into higher gear, with an expanded 2012-13 program and a more ambitious agenda. As a visionary organization, PTP looks beyond perceived limitations and believes that the Possibilities are truly endless.
PTP has already enlisted a formidable team to realize our vision and that of our participants. Alec Baldwin, Steve Wozniak, Franklin Leonard (VP, Will Smiths Overbrook Entertainment), the Mayors of New York, Los Angeles, and San Jose have also become early PTP champions.
WORLD PREMIERE EVENT SHOWCASE
- PTP Inspirational Overview Video
- Los Angeles: Dont Push Me
- New York: The Great Journey
- Featured, Los Angeles: Right Here Among Us
- China: Two films TBA
- East Palo Alto: Where We Are Safe
- Mexico: Global Citizen
- Finale: The One Thing with footage from Mexico City, NY, East Palo Alto
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