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FILMMAKERS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS-JURIED/CASH AWARDS
Embracing Our Differences in association with AnythingArts.com is looking for the best independent short films (25 seconds or less) promoting diversity and offering a powerful portrayal of how bigotry, racism and ignorance discourage a peaceful, healthy sense of community. The top three films selected will be used as public service announcements (PSA's) and broadcast throughout the Tampa/Sarasota/Bradenton media market (12th largest in the US) during the month of April 2008. Films selected will be given cash awards of $1,000, $500 and $250.
Entering its 5th year, more than 400,000 visitors have toured the Embracing Our Differences exhibit. Our mission is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout our community, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.
Embracing Our Differences is now seeking to harness the power of film to spread a message of respect and understanding to people across southwest Florida. In the face of hatred, inaction is interpreted as acceptance. Caring people in the community cannot simply shake their heads to themselves. They must act to support victims and to speak up against intolerance. The PSA competition is designed to encourage viewers to learn how they can become upstanders to "fight hate and promote diversity" in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.
Imagine the power of one voice. Do you look the other way or stand up and speak out? Are you an upstander or a bystander? We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all. Please consider submitting your short film and know that you are helping make a real difference in our world.
All submissions must be postmarked no later than January 2, 2008.
Click here to download a submission form
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