Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Climate Matters Video Contest Takes Your Voice...Straight to the White House!


--film + television + print--

An exciting announcement for all of you aspiring and/or seasoned digital filmmakers. Get your cameras ready to make your voices heard ! Brighter Planet and 1Sky have introduced the Climate Matters Video Contest that wants to take the best in video inspiring climate action - straight to the White House.

Everyday Americans are asked to capture their voices on camera, to tell an inspiring story about our climate crises, and why we must make changes to save our planet. Those voices will no doubt be heard as the top 10 videos will be featured during a Washington D.C based event for the media, Congress and both presidential campaigns (in hopes of inspiring ambitious climate change policy in our next administration). In addition, these videos will be seen by millions of others, as they are broadcast via Link TV, FSTV and online venues including www.think.mtv.com. The contest also offers some great cash prizes as well(1st going for $3000, 2nd for $1000 and 3rd for $500).

The panel of judges include actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy, supervising producer of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, Tia Lessin, and Leila and Nadia Connors who produced and directed Leonardo DiCaprio's "11th Hour."

To enter this exciting competition go to the Climate Matters video contest site and upload a 30 or 60 second video encouraging bold climate change action. Winners will be announced on September 29, 2008 (but you have to submit by September 22nd!).

We can't wait to see the winning videos! Good Luck.




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