Red Hot+ Video Contest on HIV and AIDS, Open to filmmakers age 13-29,Submission Deadline 31 August 2011


For videos on HIV/AIDS

HIV AND AIDS THROUGH A CONTEMPORARY LENS

For more than 20 years, the Red Hot Organization has been inviting iconic artists to record music to raise money and awareness to fight HIV/AIDS around the world. Now, Amplify and Red Hot are turning this music — including songs from U2 and Wu-Tang Clan to Willie Nelson and The National — over to a new generation of artists for the Red Hot+ video contest.

Red Hot+ is an opportunity for young artists and filmmakers to explore our unique experiences growing up with and being impacted by HIV and AIDS. More than two decades after the HIV/AIDS crisis began, our generation has its own stories to tell. Love stories and elegies, tales of quiet defiance, stigma, and public confrontation. Through short films and PSAs, the Red Hot+ contest aims to provide the catalyst (and the soundtrack) for a new conversation about HIV and AIDS.

It’s time to take a new look at HIV and AIDS through a contemporary lens. This is about young people. It’s about you. It’s about Red Hot + us.

The first 50 people to submit entries to the Red Hot+ video contest will each receive a DVD copy of “Dark Was The Night Live.”

The Rules and Entry Guidelines (to see the full rulls click here)

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS 11:59PM EST ON AUGUST 31, 2011.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Contest open to all filmmakers, age 13-29* (must be within age range at midnight Aug. 31, 2011 EST to be eligible).
  • Salaried employees of Advocates for Youth or the Red Hot Organization are not eligible to win.
  • Participants may submit more than (1) entry. However, no more than (1) entry per category will be selected as contest finalist.
  • Participants are responsible for inputting names of all eligible and prospective winners at the time of submission.
  • Contest open to U.S. and International residents; however international winners cannot be guaranteed travel to NYC. Cash prize will be awarded* (see PRIZES section for further details).
  • Legal clearances for actor releases are the responsibility of the filmmakers; however copies of documents must be produced upon request if a submission is selected as a finalist or a winner.
  • If the filmmaker is under the age of 18 years of age at time of filming, signed parent/guardian permissions must be produced upon request.

CATEGORIES

  1. SHORT FILM: No longer than 10 minutes in length.
  • Must address HIV and/or AIDS either overtly and/or thematically.
  • Must include at least (1) song and ONLY the music from the RED HOT music library. (A complete list of songs available for download can be accessed on the Listen page.)
  1. PSA (Public Service Announcement): Must be either :15, :30, :60 or :90 in length
  • Must address HIV and/or AIDS either overtly and/or thematically.
  • Must include at least (1) song and ONLY music from the Red Hot music library. (A complete list of songs available for download can be accessed on the Listen page.)

HOW TO ENTER YOUR FILM 

Visit the SUBMIT page to upload/send your finished entry.

PRIZES

A total of four (4) winning entries will be selected. However, in the event that the same short film and/or PSA is selected through both online public voting and by the judges panel, fewer than four (4) prizes may be awarded. (See “Award Selection and Evaluation” below for more info on online voting and jury selection.)

SHORT FILM + PSA CATEGORIES
Grand Prize (Jury Selection): $2500 Cash Prize

SHORT FILM + PSA CATEGORIES

Grand Prize (Online Selection): $2500 Cash Prize

Winners will also receive travel and accommodations for two to New York City*.

If a winning filmmaker is under 18 years old, one of the traveling companions must be parent or legal guardian.

* for U.S. residents. Winners outside of the United States will receive an equivalent value as an additional cash prize.

AWARD SELECTION AND EVALUATION

Advocates for Youth, Red Hot Organization, and a Youth Advisory Committee will select a short list of contest finalists that will then be judged through public voting and eligible for jury selection. Grand jury judges will be comprised of members of the film, television, music, and public health communities. Online voting will be open to the public.

The two main factors for evaluation will be:
1) The thematic and/or educational treatment of HIV/AIDS, and
2) The prominence and creativity of music use from the Red Hot archive.

Content, creativity, and emotional impact will be weighted more heavily than production values. Red Hot+ reserves the right to work with winning filmmakers on final versions of all winning videos and PSAs.

In the event that the same short film and/or PSA is selected through both online public voting and by the judges panel, fewer than four (4) prizes may be awarded.

CONTEST TIMELINE

September 15, 2011
Finalists announced

Public online voting begins
Members of the public will be allowed one vote per day during the online voting period

Short list of finalists provided to judges

October 15, 2011
Public online voting ends

Judges’ selections complete

November 1, 2011
Red Hot + video contest winners will be announced
Pending verification of eligibility and submission by the filmmakers of all necessary legal clearances and actor releases

For more information about the competition or Red Hot+, see their website.

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