Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Opportunity for Young Filmakers to Make a Difference

Are you a young filmmaker, 25 years of age and under, interested in expressing your social commitment and showcasing your talent?

Palms for Life Fund is calling out to young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, to visually depict in their communities the growing epidemic of hunger in the United States. This national competition for documentary short films entitled “Faces of Hunger in America” intends to bring the issue of hunger onto the forefront of the nation’s radar screen while at the same time empowering our youth, the future generation of leaders and activists, to facilitate positive change and challenge antiquated principles.

All entrants must submit a non-fiction short film between 5-12 minutes in length, accompanied by an artist statement of no more than 300 words. This contest is only open to U.S. Citizens, 25 years of age and under. To get started, please view the official contest rules.

Palms for Life Fund will offer the top three winners cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500, and give them exposure to a vast audience in a full-length compilation of the prize-winning works.

Thanks to NSLC's Twitter post for giving us a heads-up about this cool opportunity!