for ISKCON News on Jan. 27, 2012
On the 24th of January, the US-based Odyssey Networks` second town hall meeting entitled "Faith at the Frontline"
brought together multi-religious scholars and leaders in the world of faith media for a dynamic two hour event in New York, which was also followed by many in the US and other countries through live-streaming.
Nick Stuart, CEO of Odyssey Networks hosted the program, and welcomed Odyssey's members and partners from many faiths to the stage to discuss documentaries, short-form video productions and new media platforms and audiences.
The two main topics of the event were Spreading Peace through Film
, a discussion
with Burton Buller producer of "Waging Peace – Muslim and Christian Alternatives", and Speaking Faith on Mobile
with Debra Gonsher Vinik from the New York Board of Rabbis and Mary Dickey from Odyssey Networks.
At the end of the thought-provoking and inspiring series of discussions, the 2012 video production grant winners were announced. Among 16 other organizations of various religious denominations, ISKCON Communications has also received a grant of 10.000 USD.
“We are very excited to be in partnership with Odyssey Networks, also for the opportunity to be able to produce many short films for smart phone platform, related to the various aspects of our faith and culture” – said Anuttama Dasa Director of ISKCON Communications. “Smart phone cinema is the hot new media of our times, and I think it is very important that religious organizations use this tool to reach out to and serve the audience by sharing meaningful spiritual messages and inspiring stories with them.”
To know more about Odyssey Networks please visit: http://www.odysseynetworks.org/