The Canadian Film Centre is offering a challenge to filmakers:
The Reel Challenge is a contest for aspiring filmmakers to make a short compelling film about the importance of creators’ rights and copyright protection for their work, from a creator’s perspective. For contemporary artists, including filmmakers, the digital age brings extraordinary opportunities, yet at the same time, unprecedented challenges with respect to an artist’s ability to control the distribution, use and reproduction of his or her work. The Reel Challenge Contest, is an opportunity for artists to speak out on the importance of preserving and protecting copyrighted creative works.
Eligible submissions should be approximately sixty (60) seconds in length and must not exceed three (3) minutes. The contest runs from December 7, 2009 to April 26, 2010. Three prizes will be awarded: first CDN$10,000, second CDN$2,500, third CDN$2,500.
All categories and genres of short film are accepted, including drama, comedy, animation, horror, sci-fi, documentary, experimental and music videos. Prizes will be awarded by the adjudicating committee to the creators whose submissions promote creators’ rights and address the importance of content protection, from a creator’s perspective, in the most compelling way, provoke the most thought and feeling in the viewer, and are considered the most engaging, imaginative and the most innovative in content and delivery.
Full contest details and guidelines are available at www.thereelchallenge.ca