Featured Contest: “My Art, My City Student Filmmaking Contest”

Beginning November 1st, Glendale Arts, with the support of the Glendale Kiwanis Club, Sedna Solutions, and It Factory Media, is launching a video project geared toward Glendale and it’s neighboring community’s 16-24 year-olds.

The project, “My Art, My City Student Filmmaking Contest,” asks students to create and promote the videos that seek to answer the question, “How does art define your community/city?” Students who live in Glendale, La Crescenta, La Canada, Burbank, Eagle Rock and Atwater Village, CA are eligible.

“We see the arts as an essential component of education, a robust economy, and the health of a community,” says Barry McComb, CEO of Glendale Arts. “We wanted to see how the arts define a community through the eyes of the bright and talented students of our local schools.”

Glendale Arts, whose mission is to preserve and operate the historic Alex Theatre, provide resources that foster and strengthen the capacity of artists and art organizations, and to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of the community, knows how valuable the arts are to the vitality of a city.

Glendale Kiwanis Club, which donates thousands of dollars each year toward youth programs, education and scholarships for the young people of Glendale, is sponsoring the three prizes for the “My Art, My City Student Filmmaking Contest.”

Prizes include:

  • First place prize is an iPad WiFi, Plus 3G with 64 GB.
  • Second prize is an iPad WiFi 16GB.
  • Third place prize is a Canon Powershot SX 120 IS Digital Camera.

Original content can be anything from a photo essay in Flash, music videos, or a documentary. The topic must be covered in less than two minutes. To participate, the artists can go to GlendaleArts.org website, and sign up to be a MyGA member. The Glendale Arts website is a free space for artists of all mediums to blog, post materials, engage in discussion with other artists, and promote their shows or exhibits.

Online submissions begin at midnight on November 1, 2010 and end at noon on January 15, 2011. Voting will commence midnight January 16, 2011 and go until noon, February 25, 2011. Participants will be judged on the number of followers their project generates on the GlendaleArts.org site, with the winners being announced on Oscar Sunday.

For official rules, and additional information, go to GlendaleArts.org.

Do you LOVE filmmaking or motion graphics? Check out FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising’s Digital Media program where you can learn editing, digital composition, motion graphics, 3-D modeling & animation, and sound design. Or check our FIDM’s program for Graphic Design/Branding where you can learn all aspects of print media, including typography, digital photography and publication/layout design.

Visit our main site, FIDMDigitalarts.com to view multiple galleries of breathtaking movie clips and creative graphic design projects, created by FIDM Alumni.

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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