Are you a film lover? Here’s your chance to be part of a movie in the making…
Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is the award-winning filmmaker behind “Connected: An Autobiogography About Love, Death, & Technology” and the founder of The Webby Awards.
Shlain’s films have received over 50 awards and distinctions but for her next film, she needs your help. The filmmaker is calling all graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers to submit work for her new short film called “Brain Power,” chronicling the most important first years of a child’s brain development. Watch Shlain describe her next film:
There are two open calls for participation, both ending on FEBRUARY 27, 2012. You are welcome to participate in one or both:
1. Graphic Artists: Calling all graphic artists, illustrators, and photographers to submit your artistic interpretations of the brain to our Talenthouse competition. Learn all about it and participate HERE.
2. Short video clips: Calling all parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other adult who spend a lot of time with a child (or children) between the ages of 0 and 5. It will only take five minutes!
Shlain and her team are looking for videos of two things:
- Video of your child running directly into your arms for a hug.
- Video of you and the child(ren) doing your favorite activities together: cooking, reading, dancing, exploring, playing, telling stories … however you like to spend time with your child -they want video of it!
Record with whatever you have handy – your phone, a video camera, your laptop – any device that records video. You can also send in your favorite clips from the past (as long as they’re digital). Ideally, find a background that reflects something about your home or culture. Shlain get entries from all over the world, so the more it can display where you’re from, the better.
Click here to learn more and see submission examples. Get creative. Click here to submit your videos and email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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