Film And Television Call for Entries: Short Films about Food, Farming, and Sustainability

Published on January 16th, 2014 | by Derek Markham


Call for Entries: Short Films about Food, Farming, and Sustainability

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Call for Entries: Short Films about Food, Farming, and SustainabilityIf you’re a filmmaker or aspire to be one, and you’re interested in sustainable food and farming, here’s an opportunity to get one of your short films noticed. The Real Food Media Film Contest is looking for captivating short films that can spark action and inspire change in the way we think and talk about and work on food system issues.

This short film contest is taking submissions that range in length from 30 seconds to 4 minutes long, using one of four different style prompts. The first is a documentary style, which can be a profile of a “food hero”, a story about a place that’s being revived through food and farming, or perhaps about how local food can have a global impact on the climate. The second is with an experimental style: “Bring to life the concept: the hands that feed us.” The third short film style available for submission is an advocacy video that takes on an issue such as farmworker health or wages, factory farm antibiotic abuse, or junk food marketing to kids.

And if none of those types of short films really resonate with you, then the fourth category of entry is a wildcard one, which could include just about anything:

“Come up with your own prompt about sustainable food and farming. Funny. Serious. Artsy. Make it worth our time and you might join the winners’ circle.”

Entries will be eligible for a chance at a $5000 prize and to be shown at the Food & Farm Film Fest in San Francisco. Submissions of short films for the Real Food Media Project contest are due by February 3, 2014 at 9PM EST, so you don’t have any time to waste. Break out that video camera and start shooting today!

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About the Author

lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, slacklining, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves good food, with fresh roasted chiles at the top of his list of favorites. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, RebelMouse, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!

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