Tuesday, 18 February 2014

30 days to raise awareness

Screen My Shorts, Australia, in partnership with Parramatta City Council, is launching a short film challenge over 30 days to raise global awareness about the Homeless.

Lord Mayor, John Chedid, said that council is proud to be partnered with Screen My Shorts to help promote this cause.

“Council is pleased to support the festival by providing up to $10,000 worth of cash prizes,” he said.

All teams taking part will be allocated one of over 20 subjects/topics to explore and relate it to the Homeless, such as, current refugee situations, homeless by choice, gambling and economic pressures.

The official filmmaking period begins on Friday, April 11, when teams are randomly allocated a subject and line of dialogue which relate to the central theme in their short film; filmmaking must finishing uploading by Sunday, May 11..

Completed films will then be judged by an expert panel and the finalists will be screened at the Screen My Shorts Awards ceremony.

From the registration fees collected, Screen My Shorts will donate 25 per cent to a worthy cause relevant to the theme.

Project Homeless was purposely designed as a global event for filmmakers to participate, contribute and raise awareness whilst giving them opportunities to develop their craft.

Their creative works then become a community resource for education, entertainment and inspiration.