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Pocketmedia Film Festival 2011


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Voices in Your Community

What does it mean to you to be part of the Seat­tle Com­mu­nity, your neigh­bor­hood, your Greek house, your Dorm.  What are the voices in your com­mu­nity?  How do dif­fer­ent peo­ple cel­e­brate their community…or feel iso­lated from it?   What do the voices say?  Does every­one have a voice?

Whether at home, in an orga­ni­za­tion, in a group of friends, or in a video game, we all belong to an organ­ism that is a com­mu­nity. We are ask­ing you to share the voices of your indi­vid­ual community–to explore the broad range of expe­ri­ences, micro com­mu­ni­ties, and peo­ple that make up the diverse and liv­ing cam­pus of the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. The voices that define UW aren’t always those that are present or vis­i­ble, but they nonethe­less influ­ence the cul­ture and com­mu­nity that thrives at UW. The voices in your com­mu­nity make up the UW choir.

DESCRIPTION: A short film fes­ti­val lim­ited to the new media of pocket video cam­eras, cell phones, and mobile appliances.

DATES: Sub­mis­sions begin on Jan­u­ary 10, 2011, and ends on FEBRUARY 7, 2011.  Announce­ment of the win­ner will be on Feb­ru­ary 22, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY: The fes­ti­val is open to all UW stu­dents, alumni, fac­ulty and staff (uwnetid required).

THEME: Voices in your com­mu­nity.  The UW Com­mon Book “You Are Never Where You Are” must be fea­tured at some point in the film.

LENGTH: Two min­utes or less.

SUBMISSIONS: Entries will be sub­mit­ted to a com­pe­ti­tion site on Cat­a­lyst.

PRIZES: First Prize:  iPod Touch.  Run­ners up will win Apple Final Cut Stu­dio soft­ware or a Kodak XiB cam­era.  The People’s Choice win­ner will receive a large gift bas­ket from the Uni­ver­sity Bookstore.

SELECTION OF WINNERS: In addi­tion to “People’s Choice Award” from the vot­ing on UW story, a panel of judges will review the offi­cial selec­tions on the basis of con­tent, pro­duc­tion value, artis­tic con­tent, orig­i­nal­ity, theme imple­men­ta­tion, and use of the Com­mon Book.

There is no charge for par­tic­i­pa­tion, and films in any lan­guage are wel­come. Non-English lan­guages films need to have Eng­lish subtitles.