The San Diego Asian Film Foundation is promoting this Reel in the Vote non-partisan PSA contest and campaign to generate awareness, excitement, and dialogue to get more Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) and independent voters out to the polls this year.
Reel in the Vote has been made possible through a major grant from the California Independent Voter Project and additional support from CAUSE (Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment).
30-Second Video Contest
If you have access to a video camera and a great idea, here’s your chance to make a difference and win cash plus an all-expense paid trip to the San Diego Asian Film Festival! We are looking for the most creative, 30-second videos that promote and encourage voter registration and participation in the APIA community. This competition is free and open to anyone. Deadline is August 31.
Contest Prizes and Rules
The top three videos will be selected to screen throughout our October film festival in front of thousands of attendees. We will provide travel and lodging to the makers of each of the top three videos to attend the opening weekend of the film festival (October 21-23). A live audience will choose the top winner at our Gala Awards Dinner, October 23, who will be awarded a minimum $1000 prize, two runner ups receive $250 each.
Videos must be exactly 30 seconds in length. Deadline is August 31.
For more info: http://sdaff.org/festival/reel-in-the-vote.php
The above PSA video by Taiwanese American filmmaker Karen Lin is a sample submission commissioned by the Foundation.