Previously, we’ve posted a few commissioned pieces for the 2010 Reel in the Vote PSA including one with Officer Bart Kwan of Just Kidding Films. The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) is launching a national video contest to help increase voter participation among Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) and independent voters this election year. The contest is called REEL IN THE VOTE campaign, challenging anyone with a video camera and a great idea to help make a difference in 30-seconds.
“Our goal is to generate awareness, excitement, and dialogue about voting in this election year,” says SDAFF executive director, Lee Ann Kim. “One way to do that is to engage artists and the public to create fresh ways to present that important message.”
REEL IN THE VOTE, which is a non-partisan video contest, offers $2000 in prizes for the top three videos, along with travel and lodging expenses to the San Diego Asian Film Festival, October 21-28, 2010. The top three videos will be revealed on the SDAFF website in September, and they will also screen before every film program throughout the film festival.
While the contest is open to the public and free to enter, videos are required to be no more than 30-seconds in length and must target the Asian Pacific Islander community, promote civic responsibility and democratic participation in the electoral processes. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and message. The deadline for entries is August 31.
2010 Reel in the Vote PSA Contest