"VIDEO GAMES IN THE CROSSHAIRS"
We keep hearing scary claims about video games: they’re too violent, they make kids antisocial, they’re bad for us. But when do gamers ever get to speak for themselves?
Now is your chance. Make a short film about why video games are important to you. Is it the stories, the graphics, the challenge, the teamwork? How does it feel when critics talk about video games, and gamers? What do you think about the violence portrayed in video games? Be creative, compelling, and provocative.
Film your response in 4 minutes or less. Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, satire, fictional narrative, or music video. Applications must be submitted (and films uploaded to YouTube) no later than Friday, December 13, 2013. All films must be produced in 2013 and address the contest theme.
Contestants must be either living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens), and must be age 19 or younger on the day the film is submitted. Films will be judged on content, artistic and technical merit, and creativity. Judges will be drawn from a panel of renowned writers, actors, and filmmakers.
The top three winners receive:
- Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.
- A trip with a guest to New York City to attend the Youth Voices Uncensored event in the spring.
- A one-year complimentary student membership to the Rubin Museum of Art.
- The first place winner will received a $5,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy.
Thanks for taking part in the 2013 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest. Semi-Finalists will be announced in early January, 2014, and the winners shortly after.
The 2013 Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest is made possible through support from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.