Beanie the Bunny

Empowering the next generation of aspiring filmmakers.

An international 501(c)(3) nonprofit by students, for students. 90,000 aspiring video creators helped in 160 countries.

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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
10,000+
Student submissions
to our festival
160+
Countries reached
90,000+
People have accessed our free educational resources
450+
Students enrolled in our free filmmaking courses
Countries reached
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Free Filmmaking Courses

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

Storyboarding & pre-production

Video production & filming

Professional editing in software

TAUGHT AT:
Kakuma Kenya Refugee Camp
Mahwah Public Library
Glen Rock Public Library
Westwood Public Library
Online Course
INITIATIVE — 4

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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Nathan Luria

Nathan Luria

United States
Yul Baek

Yul Baek

Singapore
Iwen Ferand

Iwen Ferand

France
Gage Horn

Gage Horn

United States
Matthew  Wilson

Matthew Wilson

USA
Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

USA
Olive Read

Olive Read

United States
Diya M

Diya M

INDIA
Quinn Koeller Smirnios

Quinn Koeller Smirnios

Canada
Samir Kshirsagar

Samir Kshirsagar

Romania
Asher Anantham

Asher Anantham

United States
Salvador Madhavan

Salvador Madhavan

India
Candido Soto Iii

Candido Soto Iii

United States
Adélaïde De Monicault

Adélaïde De Monicault

France
Gaurav Gaisenn

Gaurav Gaisenn

Bahrain
Maggie Kane

Maggie Kane

Canada
Elizabeth  Davis

Elizabeth Davis

China
Roberto Anselmo Diezma

Roberto Anselmo Diezma

Spain
Anouk Segebart

Anouk Segebart

Germany
Samuel Cahill

Samuel Cahill

Ireland
Ananya Dupare

Ananya Dupare

India
Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones

United States
William Manning

William Manning

Canada
Nate Allen

Nate Allen

United States
Jonathon Copson-Pacal

Jonathon Copson-Pacal

Australia
Darya Kudryatseva

Darya Kudryatseva

Canada
Ashton Pulis

Ashton Pulis

United States
Lachlan Reck

Lachlan Reck

Australia
Sabrinna Yeh

Sabrinna Yeh

United States
Jake Theadore

Jake Theadore

United States
Jacob Schindler

Jacob Schindler

United States of America
Anne Pauline Encarnacion

Anne Pauline Encarnacion

Philippines
Paola Perez

Paola Perez

United States
Weston  Kehoe

Weston Kehoe

United States
Jonah Creaney

Jonah Creaney

America
Sujeong Yeon

Sujeong Yeon

South Korea
Ayden Kostzer

Ayden Kostzer

United States
Yanisa Promkaewtor

Yanisa Promkaewtor

Singapore
Finley York

Finley York

Australia
Kaia Antoniou

Kaia Antoniou

England, United Kingdom
Defne Gürkan

Defne Gürkan

Turquia
Raul  Altamirano

Raul Altamirano

Ecuador
Ziya Faizel Chirammal

Ziya Faizel Chirammal

United States
Ranveer Behl

Ranveer Behl

India
Isabella Buhler

Isabella Buhler

United States
David  Kis

David Kis

England
John-Paul Casella

John-Paul Casella

United States
Seo Ha-Rin

Seo Ha-Rin

Republic of Korea
Beatrice Conte

Beatrice Conte

Italy
Abbie Ridge

Abbie Ridge

United Kingdom
Billy Martindill

Billy Martindill

USA
Nathan Perl

Nathan Perl

United States
Millie Hine

Millie Hine

England
Gül Şener

Gül Şener

Turkey
Jessey Pitts

Jessey Pitts

United States
Leo Langou

Leo Langou

United States
Aarav Ramnani

Aarav Ramnani

India
Chase Olivera

Chase Olivera

United States
Carter Rostron

Carter Rostron

USA
Nithish Kumar.S

Nithish Kumar.S

INDIA
Andrea Quartarone

Andrea Quartarone

Italy
Lance Pinkman

Lance Pinkman

United States
Park So-Jung

Park So-Jung

Republic of Korea
Anna Lisiana

Anna Lisiana

UK
Maksym Stasiuk

Maksym Stasiuk

Ukraine
Joseph Mccloskey

Joseph Mccloskey

United Kingdom
Julka Polaczek

Julka Polaczek

Poland
Angie Teig

Angie Teig

United States of America
Shua Alatriste

Shua Alatriste

United States
Derin Erdem

Derin Erdem

Turkey
Angelos Piperakis

Angelos Piperakis

Greece
Aiden Fyfield

Aiden Fyfield

Australia
Camille Fei

Camille Fei

United States
Kriish Bagga

Kriish Bagga

Canada
Ugnė Alaburdaitė

Ugnė Alaburdaitė

Lithuania
Nathan Ra

Nathan Ra

Cambodia
Ryan Kmonk

Ryan Kmonk

United States
Ilayda Iseri

Ilayda Iseri

Turkey
Maya Jai Pinson

Maya Jai Pinson

United States
Azure Kwok

Azure Kwok

United States
Ewan Knox

Ewan Knox

Canada
Austin Snetsky

Austin Snetsky

United States of America
André Faria

André Faria

Brazil
Marija Gushkova

Marija Gushkova

North Macedonia
Johanka Tesáková

Johanka Tesáková

Slovensko
Santy Kumar

Santy Kumar

India
Megan  Habib

Megan Habib

United States
Jack Cosgriff

Jack Cosgriff

U.S.A
Mohammed Adil

Mohammed Adil

India
Ian Mckay

Ian Mckay

United States
Ryan Ferraro

Ryan Ferraro

United States
Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson

United Kingdom
Joshua Hnatyszyn

Joshua Hnatyszyn

United Kingdom
Sanchali Pothuru

Sanchali Pothuru

United States
Jaychele Schenck

Jaychele Schenck

United States
Francisco Vera

Francisco Vera

United States
Dot Forrester

Dot Forrester

England
Charlotte  Hillman

Charlotte Hillman

United Kingdom
Alberto Montull Caramés

Alberto Montull Caramés

Spain
Sanay Saboo

Sanay Saboo

United States