68 video entries tell stories of companies' corporate citizenship efforts
Submitted by: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 – 04:30 PM EST
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Feb. 14 /CSRwire/ - The spotlight is turning toward the Heights of Chestnut Hill and it’s time for the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys to take a back seat. Voting is under way in Boston College’s fourth annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival!
A record 68 entries were submitted for the 2012 Film Festival, conducted by Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship at the Carroll School of Management. Each year the festival provides companies with an opportunity to demonstrate how they have utilized video as a communication tool to spread word of their good work.
Entries in this year’s festival cover a wide range of corporate citizenship issues as companies tell the stories of how they are having a positive impact in communities around the corner and around the world. Health and wellness, education, economic development and protection of the environment are just some of the topics touched on by the videos and addressed by the companies that submitted them.
Public voting is open on the Center website from February 14 through March 3 to select 10 finalists. Last year more than 25,000 employees, partners and members of the public viewed the videos and voted for their favorite.
The 10 finalists will be reviewed by a panel of judges to choose the winning video. Presentation of the Film Festival trophy to the winner will take place during the 2012 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, March 25-27, in Phoenix. During the conference, the 10 finalist videos will be available for viewing by the more than 600 conference attendees.
Voting in the Film Festival is open to anyone interested in weighing in on the video messages of corporate citizenship's brightest stars. A screen for viewing is the only requirement. However, popcorn is recommended to enjoy the shows before casting a vote.
The Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based research organization committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world. As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, the Center works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Through the power of research, management and leadership programs, and the insights of its more than 360 corporate members, the Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship. www.BCCorporateCitizenship.org