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Call for Entries: Short Film Contest


Resource posted by: Tampa JCC and Federation

Created on: November 21, 2011

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Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival
Short Film Contest Goes Global

Tampa, FL – (November 21, 2011) – The 16th Annual Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival is now accepting entries for this year's Short Film Contest.See attached flyer for details!
This year, the contest is open to all ages and to all filmmakers of all skill levels from anywhere in the world. Filmmakers do not need to be Jewish to participate. Cash prizes!
This year's theme: Judaism and Tikkun Olam: Repair the World. Filmmakers are encouraged to explore the concept of repairing the world from a Jewish perspective. Participants may also consider the issues of peace, social justice, freedom and our environment as part of the Tikkun Olam theme.
This year, films may be up to 10 minutes in length.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in the following categories: First place – Ages 18 & Older (Adult) - $250; First place – Ages 13-17 (Teen) - $250; First place – 12 and under (Youth) - $250
First place films will be shown during the 16th annual Jewish Film Festival in February 2012.
"We are excited to launch our competition globally with a theme that touches everyone," said Brandy Gold, director of the Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival. "We expect to see great films that touch on the issues of repairing the world – what issues are we facing that impact all of us? How can we work together to repair the world? Can we achieve Tikkun Olam? We look forward to receiving films that provoke us to think thoughtfully about current issues that face humanity."
Films will be accepted until January 6, 2012. Films will be reviewed by a panel of judges and the winners will be announced during the Film Festival in February 2012.For complete rules and guidelines, please visit or contact Lisa Robbins at



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