Film Your Issue!
Film Your Issue is an independent national competition for American youth
(ages 18-26) to express their thoughts and opinions on today's important social
issues through creating and entering a 30 to 60 second short film
clip/commercial about their social issue of interest, and blogging about this
Poverty, education reform, child abuse, environmental issues, AIDS awareness,
peace and war, the rights of marginalized people, the role of government and
business in civil society: Where do American youth stand on these issues? What
are their questions? What are their answers? By supporting FYI, MSN Spaces and
MSN Video aspire to empower youth to create their own 30-to-60-second film clip
or commercial on an important social issue, broadcast their work and their blog
on the internet, and facilitate youth's contribution to the public dialogue on
some of the most important social issues today.
Please find more information on the contest at these sites:
Open letters from George Clooney and Walter Cronkite encouraging young
Americans to participate:
TheProject.(dot)TV Student Film Contest
3 Episode Short Film Miniseries
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2006
1st Place - $25,000, 2nd Place - $10,000, 3rd Place - $5,000
Sign up at - www.theproject.tv
Interested in entering your work in a
National Short Film contest for University and College students?
The contest is being hosted by www.theproject.tv and is structured
as a 3-episode short film miniseries in which the student will have
to structure, write, shoot, and edit a sequence of three, 3-minute
short films which carry a common theme or topic throughout. The
episodes may be traditional or animations.
The Voting structure of the contest is based on popular voting
similar to American Idol. Once an episode is submitted, the
viewers will vote for the Director whose series they would like to
see continue. Those Directors with the most votes will then move
on to the next round while those with the least votes will be
eliminated. There are a total of 3 rounds. In the final round,
the 3 directors with the most votes will win $25,000, $10,000, and
Attention Documentary Filmmakers!
Check out the International Documentary Challenge (IDC)! The IDC is a
new timed filmmaking competition developed by KDHX (Saint Louis Community Media)
in cooperation with the International Documentary Association, the Documentary
Organisation of Canada and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project.
The Premise: Filmmaking teams from around the globe have just 5 days to make a
short non-fiction film (4-8 min.) The winning films will screen this July at a
theatrical event presented in association with SILVERDOCS, hosted by AFI Silver
Theatre. A traveling showcase of the winners will play festivals and film
series' across the country, a DVD will be released, and television distribution
will be pursued. The IDC took place March 22-27, 2006. You can read more
about the event and register here:
The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.