July 19, 2011
Each year, Donate Life Hollywood issues grants to filmmakers to assist them with their efforts in creating films that promote organ and tissue donation. These films are featured as part of the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards and one of them is declared the Donate Life Film of the Year.
In 2010, there were six grants given to filmmakers from across the country. The Donate Life Filmmakers successfully captured the stories of hope, generosity, transformation and love that define Donate Life. Their films are featured below.
Let us know which film is your favorite by leaving a comment.
By Matt Radecki
Dear Donor: A Toronto Story
By Luke Mines
Function v Emotion
By David Urbanic
By Demetrius Navarro
Dinner Table Talk
By Paul Madsen
By Erin Staub
Are you a registered organ and tissue donor? Take 30 seconds to register your decision to be a lifesaving organ and tissue donor at DonateLifeIllinois.org.
May 13, 2010
The top three submissions to the 2010 Donate Life Hollywood Film Fest were announced. Being held on June 12 in Beverly Hills, the Film Fest highlights positive and accurate presentations of organ/tissue donation and transplantation in TV and films. Each video shares a moving and personal story and really connect with the viewer. Very powerful stuff.
At DLI, we’re big fans of using video to share individual’s stories and connect with viewers. Our video, Steve’s Story – The Circle of Life took second place in the online shorts category at last year’s competition.
Check out this year’s top submissions:
The Fallen Firefighter
Maime Jackson: Life on Dialysis
Big thanks to Donate Life California for coordinating this event and Astellas Transplant for sponsoring.
June 12, 2009
First off, be sure to check out this great organ donation story in the Morris Daily Herald today about Viridiana Lopez’s gift to others and her family’s support of organ/tissue donation.
Tomorrow, DLI will be out and about at Soldier Field for the US99 Kenny Chesney concert, giving away backstage passes, signed merchandise from the artists (yes, even a signed Kenny Chesney guitar!) and of course, encouraging attendees to register as organ/tissue donors. You bet Morgan will be there.
In addition, DLI volunteer Colette Jordan is taking our donation message half a world away to Switzerland! Colette was recently selected to represent transplant recipients from the U.S. to participate with 11 other solid transplant recipients as part of an advisory board in Zurich. See Colette’s post on her blog and stay tuned for updates!
DLI volunteer and lung transplant recipient Steve Ferkau is also taking the DLI message out to the west coast to be honored at the inaugural Donate Life Hollywood Film Festival. Woo-Hoo!
Last, the DLI team will be heading down to Saint Louis for the first part of next week to attend the national Donate Life America conference. Looking forward to catching up with our state affiliates and colleagues.
Whew. Lots going on, keep us posted on any of your events and happenings!