Josh Meriwn

Lou Gehrig Kids Book

ISFF is working on a kids book that tells Lou Gehrig’s powerful story. The platform that sports gave Gehrig allowed him to create so much awareness around ALS that his name became synonymous with the disease.

Dr. George Grant’s kids book

ISFF is working on an animated kids book that tells the powerful story of Dr. George Grant. Dr. Grant became the first Black professor at Harvard, a dentist specializing in Cleft Palates and was the inventor of the wooden golf tee. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book.

Michael Montgomery Kids Book

ISFF is working with Michael Montgomery on a kids book that tells his powerful story of overcoming a congenital heart defect to play at Texas A&M and then in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book, “Heart of a Lion.”

Renee Brinkerhoff

ISFF will help students create a short film on Renée Brinkerhoff who’s first race was in Mexico, at the La Carrera Panamericana. After that unique accomplishment Renée discovered that she had a calling to continue to push the limits of extreme vintage rally racing and use her platform to raise awareness and funds to combat … Read more

Miracle Experience

ISFF will be hosting a cocktail reception at the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum prior to the screening. The film will be screened next to the actual scoreboard from the game! Miracle is the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history — the 1980 United States ice hockey team’s triumphant … Read more

Gas vs. Electric

ISFF will help students create a short film that explores the transition from gas to electric cars in motorsports. This will be a great opportunity for film students to educate the audience about the differences between the two and their impact on climate change.


At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave him two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do: live. This film incorporates personal video journals from Gleason for his then-unborn son to footage of his adventures undertaken … Read more


We will lead off our sportscasting programming track by featuring a film on Marty Glickman, one of the two Jewish US athletes who weren’t allowed to compete in the 1936 Olympics. “Glickman” is an illuminating portrait of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes … Read more

Artist Mikayla Pete

High school Senior Mikayla Pete has had a passion for drawing from the day she could hold a pencil. She is the lead artist for our animated kids book series. Currently a proud NHS member and Computer Science major and will be a first generation college student. “Though I like to explore a variety of … Read more

Loni Unser Female Empowerment and Inspiration

ISFF will help students create a short film on Porsche driver Loni Unser as she competes in the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The film will touch on the Unser family’s racing legacy at the PPIHC and Loni’s place carrying on the family legacy. It will also be used to inspire more girls to … Read more