Hope Givers, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to saving lives through arts, science, and advocacy, launched the 2021 Hope Film Challenge. The contest aims to combat the isolation and mental health challenges COVID-19 has brought to students and educators in Georgia. Sixth through twelfth grade students have the entire month of March to participate and have the acne to win a $2,000 prize and have their work showcased nationally in the new documentary series, “Hope Givers with Tamlin Hall.” Students will be challenged to produce a 30-90 second short film to practice their storytelling craft.
The challenge is designed to engage students and give the opportunity to see their work showcased on a national basis. The documentary series, “Hope Givers with Tamlin Hall,” is about mental wellness and curriculum that is DOE Health Standards Aligned across the state of Georgia (which means the series can be shown and taught in grades 6-12 in all 159 counties). The series will be available to stream for everyone on the national PBS platform and Georgia Public Broadcasting, set to air in September 2021.