Saturday, March 8, 2008

PBS' Independent Lens Seeks Film Entries

PBS's "Independent Lens" invites you to make a statement about the politics of food. Enter to win the Filmocracy mashup contest. Make a short film using "KING CORN" clips and footage from Getty Images. You can even upload your own clips and mix it all up with the Eyespot online editing tool. When you're done, check out everyone else's videos and rate your favorites.

The grand prizewinner, chosen by the "KING CORN" filmmakers, will win $1,000 and have their short screened throughout the country. The most popular and highest rated videos will be chosen by Filmocracy site visitors. Additional prizes include the "KING CORN" soundtrack and DVD, gift baskets from Urban Rustic and a signed copy of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. The contest runs from March 7 - May 30, 2008 and the winners announced on June 23rd. Contest information at:

Want to make the best film you can? Learn how with tips from the pros! The "Learn From the Pros" mentorship feature provides an opportunity for anyone to access independent filmmakers' tricks of the trade. In Inside Indies Learn From the Pros, six short films cover topics including stop-motion animation, the use of archival footage, finding a point of view and more. Learn From the Pros can be found at: endentlens/insideindies/learn/

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