This online film festival is born out of the idea that the film community can come together in times of crises, both in celebration of films and in support by providing much needed relief for Covid-19 efforts.
Tasha Van Zandt is a globally-minded, international photographer, director, artist, and explorer dedicated to using visual storytelling as a tool to create positive social change. Having explored, traveled and photographed over 35 countries around the globe, Tasha firmly believes that deep cultural understanding inspires the most effective storytelling and it is her goal to produce transformative imagery in order to build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding.
Tasha has a list of cross-media projects for some of the world’s leading brands, publications, and organizations and has been featured for numerous awards worldwide in photography, direction and filmmaking. In addition to her work in photography, Natasha co-founded and directs the non-profit Pushing Forward, a program dedicated to empowering girls through skateboarding and DIY arts. She also volunteers as an international advocacy photojournalist for several organizations, teaches multiple Art For Social Change based workshops throughout the community, and runs the non-profit Photovoice program, Viewpoint, which uses photography as a tool to empower communities worldwide.