This competition is in it’s 3rd year, and is designed to encourage dialogue on social justice issues, stereotypes, etc. on minority groups, while educating the greater public about Sikhs. It is through this competition that they hope to raise awareness about Sikhs, why Sikhs wear the turban, and encourage appreciation for diversity.
Now, more than ever, the public is primed and ready to learn more about Sikh Americans, especially after the horrific events that took place at a Sikh house of worship a few weeks ago in Wisconsin.
The last day to submit your videos is September 30, 2012.
• All videos must be submitted online, via Vimeo. Vimeo is a free, user-friendly video-hosting site, which we will use to receive submissions. It’s fast, easy to use, and takes away the cost and wait involved with sending in hard-copies of your films.
• Please read the Instructions and Application Form carefully before submitting your video to Vimeo. Films loaded onto the site cannot exceed 500 MB.
• Acceptable file-types include: asf, asx, avi, divx, dv, dvx, m4v, mov, mp4, mpeg, mpg, qt, wmv, 3g2, 3gp, 3ivx and 3vx. We recommend but do not require you to use .MP4, simply because it will take less time to load, and the site has been designed to work best with this extension.
• For additional questions please send an email to email@example.com
There is no age requirement for the competition.
• Creativity and Originality: Is the filmmaker conveying a theme, message, and/or experience in a new, exciting, and interesting way? Is the film engaging for the viewer?
• Message: Is the filmmaker exploring a deeper issue or addressing a problem faced by minority groups? Is the message effectively conveyed? How well does the movie provoke thought in its viewers?
• Quality: Is the movie produced with technical and cinematographic aptitude and is edited well?
• Versatility: Does the filmmaker address discrimination towards Sikhs in such a way that a non-Sikh audience would be able to understand and internalize?
• Requirements: Does the submission meet file length limit and use copyright-free music?
First Place: $1500 and have your film premiered at the Sikh Art and Film Festival in New York City this Fall.
Second Place: $750