On April 30th, 2010, Link TV, the largest independent TV broadcaster in the country, launched the ViewChange Online Film Contest - to find short films showing how international development efforts are making progress towards achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Link TV wants to see the personal stories behind these global targets, and is offering $50,000 in cash prizes to the best films.
OPPORTUNITY FOR FILMMAKERS
Online voters will help determine the finalists, after which I will be joined by Gael Garcia Bernal, Wim Wenders, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Angelique Kidjo, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the panel of judges to select the winners, who will be announced in October.
In addition to cash prizes, winners and finalists' videos will be nationally broadcast on Link TV and the finalists' films will be showcased at major events in New York City and Washington D.C. All six category winners will be included in ViewChange.org, a cutting-edge digital media hub launching in November 2010.
CONTEST CATEGORIES & DETAILS
Entrants to the contest will be able to submit films five minutes or less to any one of several categories - learn more here.
You may enter in six categories:
Leadership & Governance
The winner in each category will earn a $5,000 prize, and the Grand Prize winner will receive $20,000. Contestants can upload their submissions until August 31st to the project's website: ViewChangeFilmContest.org.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Here are a few ways you can help:
Forward this message to filmmakers you know by using this link to view the online version of this message.
Send out information about the ViewChange Online Film Contest through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or need further information. With your help, we can build awareness, inspire action, and accelerate the worldwide movement to reduce extreme poverty by 2015.
Actor, Humanitarian, ViewChange Online Film Contest Judge