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January 29, 2010

Film Your Issue

The What's Your Issue Foundation has launched its 2010 Film Your Issue Competition with a YouTube channel, blog posts, and Twitter feed.

People between the ages of 14 and 24 are invited to submit 3-minute videos with their ideas for improving society. "Prizes include having your winning video shown to senior Obama administration officials in D.C., flying to L.A. for an awards show with Sony Pictures, a Student Pass to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and Apple products like a Macbook or iPod Touch. Winners will be selected by a VIP Jury, including Tom Brokaw, our own Chad Hurley, Yoko Ono and Nicholas Kristof, and by public voting on YouTube."

An incredible asset of this project and its founder, HeathCliff Rothman, is their ability to draw celebrity support. They've got Jack Black saying "Dude, I can't wait to hear your issue," and George Clooney saying, "Film Your Issue brings your voice into the arena. It belongs to you." I've had fun advising them a little bit, and I look forward to the winners.

January 29, 2010 6:20 PM | category: none



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