Each year, the Center hosts the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, which attracts both domestic and international interest. This annual event, now in its 7th year, provides companies an opportunity to showcase how they use video as an effective vehicle, illustrating to internal and external audiences CSR initiatives that build awareness of social, environmental, and governance issues.
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Los Angeles, CA- March 24, 2014 - On Monday evening at the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, Northwestern Mutual was announced as the winner of Boston College’s 6th Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.
Northwestern Mutual's winning video, "The Domino Effect of Childhood Cancer," was created to increase awareness about childhood cancer and the company’s commitment to the cause. In partnership with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Starlight Children's Foundation, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s Childhood Cancer Program funds childhood cancer research and provides support to families fighting this disease. The "domino effect" addressed in the video looks at how a cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but family and friends as well.
With 66 companies submitting videos and more than 60,000 participants casting votes, this year's film festival resulted in a frenzy of activity over the last few weeks. Now the voting has closed and the results are in. The top ten videos are listed below. Each video is unique in its own right and touches on important issues within our communities. Congratulations to our top ten finalists!
Each year the Festival provides companies with an opportunity to demonstrate their successes in corporate citizenship. Sixty-Six entries showcasing how companies are having a positive impact in communities around the world were submitted into this year’s Festival.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is excited to announce the submission period for the sixth annual Film Festival is now open! This Film Festival is an opportunity to share your company’s journeys and successes around corporate citizenship.
In a red carpet moment at the 2013 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, UPS was announced as the winner of the 5th Annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival Award.
The winning video tells the story of the company’s partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in the UPS Road Code program through which volunteer UPS drivers and employees teach teens about the dangers of distracted driving and give them tools to spread safe-driving advice.
The online polls have closed and after an all-time high of 90,357 votes were cast, the finalists in the fifth annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival have been chosen from a record 74 entries. In alphabetical order, here are the 10 finalists who will vie for the Center’s 2013 Film Festival Award: