Beanie the Bunny

Filmmaking,
For all.

Democratizing the art of moviemaking for youth globally. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit by students, for students.

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SUPPORTED BY

A large movement to empower student filmmakers

A large initiative

The Lighthouse Initiative has grown to a vast amount of initiatives — all incredibly impactful in democratizing filmmaking education for students.

A global initiative

Countries reached
3,000+
Student submitters
to our festival
120+
Countries reached
200+
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

Students on Zoom
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.