The Interfaith and Belonging: A Civic Education and Engagement Initiative, is a program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, that seeks to bring a broader understanding of interfaith dialogue, and deepen our sense of belonging to Canada.
Together with the National Film Board, leaders of different religions, and educational and community groups, the CRRF is holding consultations and workshops across Canada, as well as creating a print, TV, and web-based media campaign, to raise awareness of the issues and impediments faced by people of different faiths to a deeper sense of belonging.
Think! Film! Direct! Edit!
Are you a youth between the ages of 16 and 25? Are you able to create a 30 second video sharing your thoughts on Canada as a Multi-Faith Society? Want a chance to win great prizes?
Work in a team or on your own, with a chance to have your video aired nationally on television, and receive some great prizes.
And the Winner is....
5 winning videos will be chosen based on originality, technical aspects, and most importantly the effectiveness of the message of Canada as a Multi-faith country.
Eligibility... Youth 15-25 who are residents of Canada are eligible to participate. However anyone under the following categories is not eligible to participate or to win: People who (1) are represented under contract (e.g. by a talent agent, manager, or other party) that would limit the CRRF's rights to the Entry and our ability to use and show the Entry in any media form as authorized below; 2) have an acting or modeling or other contract that would make their appearance in the Entry a violation of third party rights; or (3) are under any other contractual relationship or are a member of any guild or union that may prohibit them from participating fully in the Contest or cause CRRF from using, residual-free, the Entry worldwide in all media in perpetuity. All entrants and participants in the video must sign a release form authorizing the CRRF to use the entry as Public Service Announcements in any and all forms of media.
Production... The videos must be produced on a digital format up-loadable to you-tube. They do not need to be of professional quality however significant consideration must be given to technical aspects such as adequate lighting, picture steadiness, audio quality, etc. Please be aware of copy-right restrictions when using music. Either use music of your own creation, or use copy-right free music.
The videos will be judged based on the following criteria:
- The clarity of theme to Interfaith and/or Belonging
- Creativity of the concept
- Ability to grasp and hold the interest of the viewer
- Effectiveness of the message
- Technical aspects and quality of production (picture/sound/editing, etc)
- Duration of message, not to exceed 30 seconds
Editing software, such as Windows Moviemaker and imovie, which are standard within Windows and Apple operating systems should be sufficient for this project, and are relatively easy to use. Tutorials for these editing software are available free of charge on the web.
How to Participate... Videos should be posted to YouTube under your own personal YouTube account. The link, registration form and release should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline extended to by March 31, 2013. Please retain the original digital format in a safe place. We will be in touch with all winners, and winners will be required to submit their winning videos in their original digital format.
Selection... The videos will be judged by a panel consisting of faith leaders, documentary film makers, and the Interfaith and Belonging Project team.
A total of 5 top choices will be selected and winners will be informed of the decision in May of 2013. The winners will receive a cash prize of $300 each and have the chance to have their videos aired on select television stations across Canada. The CRRF reserves the right NOT to broadcast winning videos if the standard of quality is not adequate for broadcast.
Release... In order for the CRRF to have the right to rebroadcast the product, the winning submissions will need to sign a release form handing over the rights to the video – this is a condition of being selected as a winner. The creator of the video will be acknowledged appropriately during the rebroadcasts. All participants in the video, including those doing voiceovers, need to sign a release form as part of the submission. Release form.
Submit your video today!
Please contact Suren Nathan, Interfaith and Belonging Project,
at (416) 441-2774 or email@example.com