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MOHAI’s “History is _____” Short Film Competition is Accepting Entries Through March 31
February 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
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MOHAI’S “HISTORY IS ____” COMPETITIONmohaifilm

The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is currently accepting submissions for their Third Annual History is____ short film competition! The theme of the film is up to you: the filmmaker. Submissions from 2012 included themes like “History is Basketball” and “History is Mystery.” The competition is all about creativity and sharing your view of what history is. Here is MOHAI’s playlist of the 2012 short films for those who are curious.

The Rules and FAQ page has the rules that you need to know in order to craft your film. Submissions are being accepted through March 31!



CALL FOR ENTRIES: BEST SHORTS COMPETITION
November 24, 2010, 12:02 pm
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Best Shorts
Best Shorts is a new competition that recognizes the achievements of short filmmakers worldwide. It is not your typical film festival. Rather, the goal of Best Shorts is to give talented directors, producers, videographers, actors and actresses the positive exposure they need by promoting award winning films through press releases, media outlets, blog entries, etc. The Best Shorts competition gives awards not just for short films and documentaries but also for television pilots, public service announcements, experimental and special purpose productions, commercials, music videos, movie trailers, mobile and pocket media, tube-length videos, webisodes, new media and more. As long as your clip is 57 minutes or less, it is eligible for entry. The submission deadline for the competition is December 17, 2010. For more information, follow the link.

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CALL FOR ENTRY: NEXT DANCE CINEMA NORTHWEST
October 21, 2010, 10:52 am
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NW Film Forum
Artists are invited to submit innovative examples of film and video that reflect the body in motion or dance-based performance for entry in Next Dance Cinema Northwest, Velocity’s new video and film series curated by Nortwhest Film forum Program Director Adam Sekuler. Next Dance Cinema Northwest is part of Next Fest NW, the annual new works series celebrating what’s happening in contemporary dance and movement in our region. Selected works will be screened at 7 pm on December 6 at the Northwest Film Forum. Single channel video will be accepted in the following categories: staged work remade for the camera (not documentation), choreography created specifically for the camera, as well as the moving body articulated through animation and new media. All work must be no longer than 30 minutes in length. Follow the link for more details.

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FILMMAKERS: SUBMIT FILMS TO MOHAI’S “HISTORY IS ______ “
October 20, 2010, 11:01 am
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Museum of History and Industry
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is launching a community film competition! History Is____ invites filmmakers of all ages to create a film that responds to the prompt, “History is____,” by filling-in- the- blank with any word of their choice. Accepted films will be no more than 5 minutes, including credits, and should include content and language that is appropriate for audiences of all ages. What’s more, winning entries will be screened at a Red Carpet Gala hosted by MOHAI next May. To promote this competition broadly, MOHAI also is searching for three established local filmmakers to create a 60-second trailer which addresses the theme of the competition and inspires others to participate in the project. The trailers will be used in variety of capacities to help raise awareness for History Is____. Follow the link for information on the competition and application process.

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ENTER THE ‘FILMMAKER’S LENS’ 2010 VIRAL VIDEO COMPETITION
September 24, 2010, 11:14 am
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Washington Filmworks
The Washington Filmworks mission is to encourage growth in the film and video production industry for the economic benefit of Washington State. New filmmakers emerge and our artists grow creatively every year producing compelling, dynamic and cutting edge content shown around the globe on screens of all sizes. You, the creative community, are what drives a sustainable film industry, from Seattle to Spokane, from Bellingham to Vancouver. The “Filmmaker’s Lens” competition offers another vehicle through which your voice and work can be heard and seen. They invite filmmakers (novice to expert) to create 2 minute videos showing how living and working in Washington State impacts your filmmaking process. Submitted videos can be in any genre or style. Videos will be posted on a Washington Filmworks’ YouTube site for viewing, and where the on-line community can vote on their favorites. A jury will choose one winner from the top five vote getters. The producer of the winning video will receive $3000 and a two-week run at independent theaters across the state. For submission guideline and further information follow the link.