Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation (CCMF) is proud to announce the first ever 48-hour-Anti-Racism Film Festival. We are the first organization to ever hold such an event!
The festival will take place during February and March of 2016 in Calgary, Alberta. This is because February is Black History Month and in March takes place the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Teams and individuals who want to participate in the competition will have until
Sunday, February 7, 2016 to register for the film festival. The 48-hour film challenge will take place on February 12-14, 2016. Teams will meet at the designated location at 5pm on Friday, February 12 to start the challenge and will have until 5pm Sunday, February 14 to hand in their submission via USB/DVD/online .mp4 or .mov file. Submissions will be 2-5 minutes long and must be related to the subject of racial discrimination. There will also be a bonus challenge that each team will have to fulfill in order to complete the film challenge. They will find out what that is at the beginning of the challenge on the meeting day. Any Canadian citizen can enter in the film festival. The competition is not restricted to professionals and we encourage everyone to participate. Whether your camera is a cell phone or a professional DSLR and your editing software is an app or a professional editor, it doesn’t matter! If the participant is under 18 years of age, they will need written permission from their parent or guardian. We will have staff and volunteers on site to help teams film and edit.
The red carpet gala will take place on Monday, March 21, 2016, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The gala screening will be a red carpet event that will showcase the completed films at the John Dutton theatre in downtown Calgary.
Refreshments will be served throughout the festival and the event is free of charge, as the purpose is to help mitigate racism by actively allowing citizens to participate and stand against racism. Numerous media outlets are expected to cover the event.
To participate, please click here.
Please feel free to spread awareness about our challenge to your community!