Tuesday 21 July 2009

Online Short Film Competition

The European Commission in conjunction with the Darklight Festival are running a Democracy & Dialogue Short Online Film Competition.

What does democracy mean to you? When did you last vote? In a general election? The referendum? Or was it last Saturday night, choosing a pub with your mates?

The European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Darklight Film Festival invite you to make a short online film on the theme of 'Democracy & Dialogue' - and what it means to you.

Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the people of Eastern Europe finally got to enjoy greater democracy and freedom of speech. With this in mind, we are holding this competition as a celebration of democracy.

2009 is also the European Year of Creativity and Innovation - a celebration of how ideas can change society. Online media is a powerful force in the 21st Century: using the internet as a forum for debate, individuals can bypass the established press, TV and radio, and let the power of their ideas make change.

Entries must be submitted by email by the 11th of September. Information on how to apply is available on the web site.

To support the event there will be a free workshop on viral video making and distribution on Saturday 8th August. Attendees must register for a place via the web site.

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