Monday, November 20, 2006

Calling all Movie Makers!

Do you like to make home movies? Play with movie software on your computer? Put together witty or thought-provoking documentaries? Channel your creativity toward environmental solutions, and you could enter an awesome movie contest!

A few days ago, I got an email from the organizers of the Endgame International Film Festival, a "new festival focusing on fresh and serious solutions to global environmental problems." The following is from the press release:
"Our planet is poised on the edge of catastrophic climate change and mass extinctions and none of the proposed solutions match the scale of what’s at stake. We’re asking filmmakers to answer the question: what if this culture isn’t going to make a voluntary change to a sane and sustainable way of living. What does that mean for our strategy and tactics?

The festival was inspired by author Derrick Jensen (A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe) and his latest work Endgame, which also addresses these themes. Derrick will also be part of a jury of writers, thinkers, filmmakers, and activists who will select the winners of festival awards. We’re offering a one thousand dollar grand prize (US dollars). We seek inspirational and original films, so we are also offering prizes of $250 for originality, inspiration, and for a film by a filmmaker under 25."
I think it's awesome that this festival has a category especially for young filmakers. It could be you! To learn more about the festival, visit www.endgamefilmfest.org. And let those cameras roll!

1 comment:

Martijn said...

Is there also a grip-girl contest?