vrijdag 18 juli 2008

First Person Impressions National competition Memoir and Documentary Writers Filmmakers Photographers

First Person Impressions

A National competition for Memoir and Documentary Writers, Filmmakers and Photographers.

Each day countless stories unfold. Take a real life experience of yourown and tell it in a way that only you can. Craft your story with words, photos or video. Make the ordinary magical, or the exotic familiar. Shock us, amaze us or make us pause to reflect. The only rule is thatit's real.

All entries must be new works that have not previously been published, exhibited or screened in the US.

Categories Film - up to 5 minutes Essay - 1500 words or less Photography - up to 5 images. Single images are welcome; multiple images must be related, as in a photo essay.

Prizes The top three winning entries in each category will be presented at the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, November 12-16, 2008.

$500 - 1st place category winners
$100 - 2nd place category winners
$50 - 3rd place category winners

The 1st place writing and photography winners will have their work published in various publications including the Philadelphia City Paper. For a complete listing of publications go to impressions.firstpersonarts.org. The top five entries in each category will be featured on firstpersonarts.org

Judges Documentary Video Steven Rea, Film Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer Samuel Adams, Contributing Editor, Philadelphia City Paper Ron Kanter, Emmy Award-winning director of New Cops, Acting Out, Life andDeath - Dawson, Georgia

Photography Katherine Ware, curator of Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Short Memoir Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love column in the New York Times Laurence Kirshbaum, Founder and agent, LJK Literary, former CEO TimeWarner Book Group Amy Salit, Producer, Fresh Air, WHYY FM

Enter at impressions.firstpersonarts.orgVideo: http://www.viddler.com/explore/FirstPersonArts/videos/33/

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