Call For Entries: Media That Matters Film Festival

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Arts Engine's Media That Matters Film Festival is the premiere showcase for short films with big messages, and they want your submission. They're looking for a diverse collection of films to engage diverse audiences and inspire them to take action, so if you have a keen interest in filmmaking and a vision for affecting positive change in the environmental (or other socially conscious) arena, roll the cameras and send in the finished product. The films can be diverse in style and content, with documentaries, music videos, animations, experimental work and everything else in between; what all the films have in common is that they spark debate and action in 8 minutes or less. The deadline is January 17, 2007 (see the rest of the submission guidelines here); the festival launches in New York City in June with a World Premiere at the IFC Center and an Awards Ceremony at HBO where every filmmaker is honored and many receive cash awards sponsored by major foundations and corporations. The June launch events are just the beginning of a jam-packed year of Media That Matters. The films stream online in their entirety, broadcast nationally and are distributed on DVD to educators and activists. Media That Matters reaches thousands through community screenings around the country; watch the sixth annual festival submissions online here. If you have a vision to inspire the world to act through film, this is for you. ::Media That Matters Film Festival

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