September 3, 2008

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Listen Up!'s VIP2008 Online Film Competition

Calls for entry: Listen Up!'s VIP2008 Online Film Competition

Three $US 500.00 top prizes!

Deadline: 12 September 2008

Want to see the best in youth-made films from around the world? Listen Up!'s Online Film Competition is the place to be. It starts now, so get ready to upload your best stuff, watch films from around the world and decide "The Best Achievement in Youth Media." The top three audience picks win US$500 each.

In all there are 15 official categories including the new category "Community in Focus," targeting new media with a focus on the black community in the 21st century. The winning producers in the "Community in Focus" category will receive an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC to present at the NBPC New Media Institute 2008 (NMI) in November 2008 and be featured on's "The Masculinity Project" website.

Check out all the categories and prizes here.
Deadline for Submissions: September 12
Online Festival: September 22 - October 3
Winners Announced: October 10 - 17

How can you participate in VIP?
1. Join Listen Up! Youth Media Network
2. Submit any film (10 mins. & under) by youth ages 13-20. NOTE: Submission deadline is September 12.
3. Watch and rate films from September 22 - October 3.
4. Stay tuned for winners and awards announcements October 10 - 17.

Austin Haeberle
Creative Director, Listen Up!

Learning Matters, Inc.
6 E. 32nd St., 8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel. (212) 725-7000, ext. 235
fax (212) 725-2433

Our mission at Listen Up! is to help youth be heard in the mass media, contributing to a culture of free speech and social responsibility. Listen Up! is a national Youth Media Network that helps youth producers and their adult mentors exchange work, share ideas and learn from one another.

What do youth fear? How do they build security in their lives? Check out our Peabody Award-winning short documentaries by youth filmmakers worldwide -- Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet.

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