Hub Oakland & KQED Co-Sponsor the Oakland Innovation Film Lab – June 18-21, 2012

The 1st Oakland Innovation Film Lab (OIFL) 2012 held June 18-21 at the Oakland School for the Arts and other nearby venues presents four full days of engagement in non-traditional storytelling, informative discussions, active educational learning, and community participation. With social entrepreneurs drawn from Oakland’s dynamic business, media, tech, and non-profit communities, OIFL aims to generate synergistic engagement within the creative class, new media, social justice, environmental sustainability and emerging tech sectors.

The carefully-curated films embody a wide range of expression, beginning with Monday’s opening night highlighting high-school student film projects; to Tuesday’s engrossing international documentaries, “Bouncing Cats” (Uganda) and “Maestra” (Cuba); to “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty,” Wednesday’s groundbreaking mix of new media techniques and traditional filmmaking; and ending with “Soul Food Junkies,” Thursday’s primer on food justice and dietary consciousness for urban audiences that also includes a community panel moderated by Hub Oakland CEO, Konda Mason.

KQED Director of External affairs Siouxsie Oki says, “we are proud to be a sponsor of the first OIFL. We believe that media has the power to bring diverse audiences together and foster two-way engagement, conversation and collaboration between different industries, organizations, audience segments and individuals.” Konda Mason, CEO of HUB Oakland, adds that the festival “serves our mission of building community and supporting the artistic entrepreneur, using the lens of innovation while providing a platform for alternative voices to be heard.”

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