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FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA First Peoples Worldwide and the Social Change Film Festival & Institute are seeking films by Indigenous filmmakers for the second annual Social Change Film Festival & Institute, November 28 to December 2, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
First Peoples Worldwide will moderate a panel on the importance of film for Indigenous communities.
Films must be created by an Indigenous filmmaker(s) and have a strong social message. Anyone who is Indigenous or who has worked on a film where one or more of the key creative roles were held by an Indigenous person is eligible. A key creative role includes: producer, director, writer, or editor.
First Peoples Worldwide celebrates the independent spirit of excellent filmmaking and creative storytelling. The organization is looking for films that generate dialogue, spark policy change, and/or activate communities around key social issues of our times. Selected films will represent a diversity of perspectives from all over the world. Social Change Film Festival & Institute seeks to promote the ability of film to inspire action. We favor films that offer solutions and/or drive community activism on an issue.
The film should be of high production value in sound and picture, and demonstrate elegant and compelling editing skills. The submission fee will be waived by Social Change Film Festival & Institute. The film must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2008. Films must be made available with the original language soundtrack and English subtitles. All films must be submitted on DVD format. All entries, as well as accompanying materials, will not be returned and will become part of the non-distributable archives of Social Change Film Festival & Institute.
The individual selected for the Best Indigenous Filmmaker award will be flown to New Orleans to accept the award! Entries that are not selected for Best Indigenous Filmmaker award may be selected for honorary mention, and will be shown at the festival.
First Peoples Worldwide is currently accepting submissions. If you have questions, please contact Neva Morrison at email@example.com.
First Peoples Worldwide
c/o Neva Morrison
857 Leeland Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
Deadline for submitting a film is September 30th.
posted August 10, 2012 9:40 am edt