Beanie the Bunny

Empowering the next generation of aspiring filmmakers.

An international 501(c)(3) nonprofit by students, for students. 65,000 aspiring filmmakers impacted in 191 countries.

SUPPORTED BY

The first movement to empower student filmmakers

An impactful movement

The Lighthouse Initiative is a collection of multiple programs that provides free workshops, resources, and events for student filmmakers.

A global initiative

Countries reached
5,000+
Student submitters
to our festival
100+
Countries impacted
300+
Students enrolled in our free filmmaking course
$20,000+
Fundraised per year in corporate grants
Countries reached
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Free Filmmaking Courses

Students on Zoom

A complete masterclass taught by award-winning student filmmakers. Subjects covered:

Storyboarding & pre-production

Video production & filming

Professional editing in software

TAUGHT AT:
Online on Zoom
Kakuma Kenya Refugee Camp
Mahwah Public Library
Glen Rock Public Library
Westwood Public Library
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An inspirational podcast featuring accomplished student filmmakers who share their unique stories.

Student Spotlight

From the Official Selections of the 2022 Student World Impact Film Festival.

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Olive Read

Olive Read

United States
Kayla Ring

Kayla Ring

United States
Anne Pauline Encarnacion

Anne Pauline Encarnacion

Philippines
Sam Bajoghli

Sam Bajoghli

Austria
Beatrice Conte

Beatrice Conte

Italy
Alvin Nugroho

Alvin Nugroho

Indonesia
Ananya Dupare

Ananya Dupare

India
Aiden Fyfield

Aiden Fyfield

Australia
Adrika Sahoo

Adrika Sahoo

India
Asher Anantham

Asher Anantham

United States
Defne Gürkan

Defne Gürkan

Turquia
Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

USA
Abbie Ridge

Abbie Ridge

United Kingdom
Iwen Ferand

Iwen Ferand

France
Yul Baek

Yul Baek

Singapore
Salvador Madhavan

Salvador Madhavan

India
Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones

United States
Anouk Segebart

Anouk Segebart

Germany
Maggie Kane

Maggie Kane

Canada
Gage Horn

Gage Horn

United States
Candido Soto III

Candido Soto III

United States
Gaurav Gaisenn

Gaurav Gaisenn

Bahrain
Quinn Koeller Smirnios

Quinn Koeller Smirnios

Canada
Adélaïde De Monicault

Adélaïde De Monicault

France
Roberto Anselmo Diezma

Roberto Anselmo Diezma

Spain
Arina Melkonyan

Arina Melkonyan

Armenia
Nathan Luria

Nathan Luria

United States
Samuel Cahill

Samuel Cahill

Ireland
Samir Kshirsagar

Samir Kshirsagar

Romania
Diya M

Diya M

INDIA
Chase Olivera

Chase Olivera

United States
Devlin Turbin

Devlin Turbin

Australia
David  Kis

David Kis

England
William Manning

William Manning

Canada
Jordyn Benda

Jordyn Benda

United States
Jack Barrett

Jack Barrett

Australia
Nithish Kumar.S

Nithish Kumar.S

INDIA
Noah Davis

Noah Davis

United States
Ranveer Behl

Ranveer Behl

India
Jonathon Copson-Pacal

Jonathon Copson-Pacal

Australia
Sameer Monn

Sameer Monn

Malaysia
Darya Kudryatseva

Darya Kudryatseva

Canada
Billy Martindill

Billy Martindill

USA
Yanisa Promkaewtor

Yanisa Promkaewtor

Singapore
Julka Polaczek

Julka Polaczek

Poland
Sujeong Yeon

Sujeong Yeon

South Korea
Park So-Jung

Park So-Jung

Republic of Korea
Aarav Ramnani

Aarav Ramnani

India
Kaia Antoniou

Kaia Antoniou

England, United Kingdom
Jessey Pitts

Jessey Pitts

United States
Derin Erdem

Derin Erdem

Turkey
Lance Pinkman

Lance Pinkman

United States
Gül Şener

Gül Şener

Turkey
Andrea Quartarone

Andrea Quartarone

Italy
Ben Tinsley

Ben Tinsley

United States
Angie Teig

Angie Teig

United States of America
Finley York

Finley York

Australia
Maksym Stasiuk

Maksym Stasiuk

Ukraine
Ayden Kostzer

Ayden Kostzer

United States
Nathan Perl

Nathan Perl

United States
Seo Ha-Rin

Seo Ha-Rin

Republic of Korea
John-Paul Casella

John-Paul Casella

United States
Simon Pasquesi

Simon Pasquesi

United States
Anna-Katharina Karner

Anna-Katharina Karner

Austria
Anna Lisiana

Anna Lisiana

UK
Dock Havey

Dock Havey

United States of America
Millie Hine

Millie Hine

England
Dot Forrester

Dot Forrester

England
Kayla Nguyen

Kayla Nguyen

United States
Maximilian Milla

Maximilian Milla

Austria
Ella Lukowiak

Ella Lukowiak

United States of America
Leo Langou

Leo Langou

United States
Ziya Faizel Chirammal

Ziya Faizel Chirammal

United States
Jacob Bennett

Jacob Bennett

United Kingdom
Shua Alatriste

Shua Alatriste

United States
Raul  Altamirano

Raul Altamirano

Ecuador
Miranda Espinoza

Miranda Espinoza

Mexico
Isabella Buhler

Isabella Buhler

United States
Tran Trinh

Tran Trinh

Vietnam
Carter Rostron

Carter Rostron

USA
Jungseo Lee

Jungseo Lee

South Korea
Jake Wayne

Jake Wayne

United States
Timothy Morales

Timothy Morales

Philippines
Alua Sarsenbekova

Alua Sarsenbekova

Kazakhstan
Marina Baier

Marina Baier

United States
Angelos Piperakis

Angelos Piperakis

Greece
Adrija Jana

Adrija Jana

India
Joseph Mccloskey

Joseph Mccloskey

United Kingdom
Ellery Futch

Ellery Futch

United States
Cate Chereches

Cate Chereches

Romania
Seobin Lee

Seobin Lee

South Korea
Deepen Ingale

Deepen Ingale

India
Alberto Montull Caramés

Alberto Montull Caramés

Spain
Kaleab  Kurtz

Kaleab Kurtz

United States
Maya Jai Pinson

Maya Jai Pinson

United States
Sophie Weiss

Sophie Weiss

United States
Luciana Campiglia

Luciana Campiglia

Uruguay
Austin Snetsky

Austin Snetsky

United States of America
Yana Skydan

Yana Skydan

UK
Francisco Vera

Francisco Vera

United States