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Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest October 11, 2009

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October 23, 2009

http://www.ncac.org/yfen – $5000 

The 2009 Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest is open to filmmakers age 19 and younger who are living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens). To qualify, you must submit an original film of four minutes or less addressing the topic: “Free Speech in School (Does it Exist?)”.

Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, or music video.

The top three winners will be awarded cash prizes and the first place winner will receive either a $5000 partial scholarship to the NYFA film making program or a full scholarship to the NYFA’s one week digital film making course.


Faces of Hunger Scholarship

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October 15, 2009


All entrants must submit a non-fiction short film between 5-12 minutes in length, accompanied by an artist statement of no more than 300 words.

Palms for Life Fund is calling out to young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, to visually depict in their communities the growing epidemic of hunger in the United States.

This national competition for documentary short films entitled “Faces of Hunger in America” intends to bring the issue of hunger onto the forefront of the nation’s radar screen while at the same time empowering our youth, the future generation of leaders and activists, to facilitate positive change and challenge antiquated principles.

Palms for Life Fund will offer the top three winners cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500, and give them exposure to a vast audience in a full-length compilation of the prize-winning works.