This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) – the international organization of professionals dedicated to the preservation of all moving images whether they’re on the big screen, video or the internet. To celebrate, AMIA is having a contest to create a film or video that conveys the importance of preserving the world’s moving image heritage. The contest is open to anyone, and runs through August 30, 2010.
The Association of Moving Image Archivists’ first short film/video competition will highlight the importance of preserving our moving image heritage. Increasingly, our cultures are reflected through moving images – as news, entertainment, and historical artifact. This competition will provide an opportunity to emphasize the importance of saving our moving images as important educational, historical, and cultural resources. It’s about originality, imagination and the ability to engage the audience in 180 seconds or less.
One Grand Prize: In addition to receiving a $2,500 (USD) prize, the winning submission will be announced on October 27 as part of the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage celebration, and will be screened at the AMIA 2010 Archival Screening Night, November 5, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. It will also be featured on the AMIA website.
Runner-up and Finalists: The runner-up will receive $1,000 (USD). The runner up and finalists’ productions will be included on the AMIA website.
Submissions will be accepted beginning June 15, 2010 and ending August 30, 2010. The winner and runner-up will be selected by vote of AMIA members from finalist entries posted on the AMIA Website.
For more information, rules and submission guidelines, visit AMIA2010.org