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Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s global film competition opens for entries

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Faith Shorts 2011 gives young people between the ages of 14 and 18 the opportunity to express what their faith means to them in their own words and take this to the global stage by winning the chance to see their film premiered at a ceremony at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
You can find all the details of the competition at www.faithshorts.org.uk or watch the film below.

We would greatly appreciate it if you might be able to forward the information about the Faith Shorts competition to your network and have attached a poster and press release to this email.


http://bit.ly/faithshortsfilm

Judges:

The films will be judged by a high profile panel including Tony Blair. Hollywood stars Hugh Jackman and Jet Li, Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, Oscar winning producer Nik Powell and Lord Puttnam, former FOX studio President Sherry Lansing, Deepak Verma of Pukkanasha films, religious leaders including Rabbi David Rosen and the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and many more.

So what are we looking for?

We are looking for films from young people about how their faith or beliefs inspire them. Find out more about the competition’s three categories in the attached poster or on our website.

The competition is designed to be as accessible as possible and if young people don’t have access to film making equipment they can win a portable video camera at www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/winacamera.

The winners of Faith Shorts 2011 will win an all-expenses paid trip to London with their parent or guardian to accept their awards at BAFTA. The winners will be taken on a personal tour of the National Film and Television School by the school’s director, Oscar-winning producer and Faith Shorts judge, Nik Powell and attend a film workshop in Manchester. The overall winner will have the opportunity to make an edit a film with a professional crew.

Last year’s competition:

Last year we were overwhelmed by the inspirational entries we received from around the world. They came from five continents and from Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Humanist backgrounds. The winners ranged from a young girl in Jordan finding forgiveness after terrorist attacks in her country to an American inspired by the solace and resolve faith offered his mother and best friend in difficult times.

Closing date:

The competition is open till the 1st July 2011, but young people can send in their film from today.

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