Next Fifty: Civic Action | A Story Runs Through It
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Tell Your Story
Every neighborhood has many stories to tell. A Story Runs Through It is a celebration of Seattle’s diverse communities through video storytelling. Residents of all ages from the greater Seattle area, including suburbs, are invited to submit short videos that tell a tale from their own neighborhoods and communities. The focus is on sharing stories more than technique: This Next Fifty project aims to curate stories about Seattle’s civic fabric, engage and train communities in the art of filmmaking as a means to develop their own future narratives, and to establish closer ties between Seattle neighborhoods.
to see our promotional video for the project!
to see an example of a short film telling one neighborhood story.
Entering is simple. Here are the guidelines:
The first phase of A Story Runs Through It encompasses the theme "Know Thyself" and should focus on a story or stories from your own Seattle-area neighborhood. Participating films are eligible to move on to the second phase, “Know Thy Neighbor”, in which films will be shared and created between neighborhoods. Selected participants will receive modest cash awards and the opportunity to screen their videos at a celebration during the Next Fifty’s Civic Action month in October and at other Next Fifty events throughout 2012. Some filmmakers will also be invited to collaborate in projects with other participating filmmakers.
Click here for a full description of A Story Runs Through It, and what your film should include.
Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and copy the URL for your submission. Then click here to enter your film in the celebration.
Videos will be accepted for general submission from March 31 through Aug. 31.
By entering your video in A Story Runs Through It, you consent to the following statement:
I grant Seattle Center permission to use my film for the purposes of research, marketing, instruction, exhibition, publication, broadcast on the TV and/or Internet, and similar purposes, provided that otherwise I retain all rights to the film I am submitting. I assert that I have acquired all necessary licenses and permissions associated with this film (including, but not limited to: copyright permissions for music, photographs, film, etc., as well as signed release forms for participating minors), and take full responsibility for any and all copyright and usage issues and/or possible litigation associated with the film.
Also, please read the Code of Conduct