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Maine Media Workshops 'Character' Film Competition
Make a video portrait that captures the human condition.
All Ages

Due September 7th, 2014 - For centuries, portraits and stories that reveal our humanity have been a source of fascination for artists working in all forms of media - especially photography, video and writing. These visual and written stories can depict the inner spirit revealed in a face, the human condition found in an interaction, a short cinematic profile that reveals the essence of someone’s life, or a story that brings a fictional or historical persona to life. No matter what the genre, success is often found in the interaction between the maker and the subject.

This contest is an opportunity for the international community of photographers, filmmakers and writers of all ages to present their representations of Character: Portraits and Stories That Reveal the Human Condition to a distinguished panel of judges.

Filmmakers, create a video portrait that adheres to these themes. The maximum length for a video is 8 minutes.

Entry Fee
  * $30 to enter one video through July 27, 2014. 
  * $40 to enter one video after July 27, 2014.
  * Discounts given to youth and entrants submitting more than one video.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Grand Prize in Video
  * $1,000 cash
  * GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Camera & DJI Phantom Quadcopter Version 1.1.1 with GoPro Mount - from B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio
  * Free tuition to a one-week Maine Media workshop (up to $1,500 in value; good for workshops offered in Rockport, Maine only; must be used within 24 months)
  * Invitation to the Winners’ Recognition Event in NYC (Transportation and lodging to attend the event are not included)

5 Honorable Mentions in Video
  * $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo Video Pro Audio
  * Invitation to the Winners’ Recognition Event in NYC (Transportation and lodging to attend the event are not included)

All filmmakers of any level, and all ages, are eligible. 

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