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CBC Radio Canada International ROOTS Competition

27 February 2010
CBC Radio Canada International ROOTS Competition
Details:
Everyone has a story to tell. Radio Canada International invites all Canadians and permanent residents to tell us about their origins by entering ROOTS (or its French-language cousin RACINES), its brand-new short film and multimedia production competition.

Deadline: March 7, 2010

The competition is open to amateurs and professionals alike, but you must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Simply submit a 3 to 8 minute work that speaks of your roots and touches on part of your history or an aspect of your culture. Entries can come in any form: fiction, report, documentary, animation, photomontage . . . And also in any genre: comedy, detective, drama, slam, art video . . . In short, we welcome anything unique, original, touching, or surprising that might captivate viewers and Internet users, and catch a jury’s eye!

In spring 2010, the juries appointed by Radio Canada International will select the works that best meet competition criteria: consistency with the theme, originality, artistic value and technical quality. The public will also be able to vote online for their favourite entries. A total of eight recipients (four for each language) will share prizes, to include high-tech gadgets such as Sony camcorders, Apple computers, iPod Touch players and iPhones.

The ROOTS competition - and its French-language counterpart RACINES - is another in a long line of Radio Canada International special projects, which have resulted in such Web series as J’adopte un pays, Voir double, L’érable à palabres as well as the Migr@tions and Digital Diversity competitions.

ROOTS gives all members of the community the opportunity to use sound and visuals to express how they feel about their past and their origins, while highlighting the contributions all cultures make to the great Canadian mosaic. Come one, come all-enter ROOTS, a Radio Canada International initiative, today.

(More information HERE.)
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