THE THIRD ANNUAL SIKHNET YOUTH FILM FEST
It seems that the annual SikhNet Youth Film Festival has become a tradition in only two years and now it's 2008... so grab your camera! Here we go again!
The Third Annual SikhNet young filmmaker's competition for Sikh Youth is designed to encourage and inspire our youth to get involved in media and video and use their creativity to produce interesting and inspiring short films filled with the spirit of Sikhi. This year we are continuing to have a Senior Division as well so that filmakers older than 25 are able to participate.
Most people in the world don't know who Sikhs are and what we are all about, nor have they experienced our love of Seva and our Cherdi Kala spirit! This unique event is a great way to spread the living experience of Sikhi and Sikh identity to give people the experience of our spirit, values and culture. Our intention is that this educational and fun event will allow many people to get involved in the world of film and media and continue explore its benefits to the Sikh community.
Film Festival winners from previous years like Angad Singh and Jasmeet Singh have gone on to have their films shown on television as well as having them screened at other film festivals around the world, so now is the time to grab that video camera and get started! You could be a winner this year.
$2,600 US Dollars in total Cash Prizes for Intermediate (18-25 years old) and Junior (11-17 years old) Divisions.
Senior Division (age 26 and over) winners are not eligible for cash prizes (we want to give those to the younger generation) but we love you anyway and all the winning films from the Senior Division will be publicized and screened on SikhNet, so give your film career a boost and enter your work!
Video submission deadline is Aug. 31st 2008
This year the Film Festival is open to all ages
Junior Division (11-17 years old)
First prize $500 / Second $250 / Third $125
Intermediate Division (18-25 years old)
First prize $1000 / Second $500 / Third $250
(Amounts in US Dollars)
(new) Senior Division (26 - 126 years old)
(no cash prize - but your film will get exposure on SikhNet)
We invite Sikh Youth all over the world to participate. Do you have access to a computer... and and some type of camera? Well now's the time! Make a video and submit it. You do not need to have had any prior experience in filmmaking. It's like a "Sikh essay contest" but you will use multimedia to convey your message. It's a great summer project and a chance to do something different and learn something new.