May 31, 2021 Don’t miss out!
May is Asian American Heritage Month. While we recognized and honor the many contributions of Americans of Asian descent, we remain vigilant in continuing to protect the civil and human rights of all our community members. These past years have been especially challenging as hate crimes against Asian/Asian Americans escalated leading IAAA to launch an educational campaign, Virus Has No Nationality. In keeping with the theme of ‘Virus Has No Nationality’, we invite you to share your story, through your lenses of how you interpret and express the theme’s meaning. We encourage you to be bold and brave in challenging issues of racism, sexism, xenophobia, ableism, heterosexism, classism, and all -isms. Through a five-minute film, we hope your creative expressions will inspire hopes and possibilities for a better tomorrow.
The film festival is open to everyone regardless of age, experiences, and status. All you need is a video recording capability such as your phone and can be completed as an individual or as a group. Films must be submitted through FilmFreeway by Monday, May 31, 2021 to be screened on Friday, June 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. An award presentation will follow.
Films need to be uploaded and submitted through FilmFreeway. A diverse group of judges will choose the winning films. Winners will be announced shortly after the screening.
The session will introduce beginners on how to use cell phones to make movies, led by Professor Changhee Chun formerly of Ithaca College and now, of University of Texas-Arlington. Register for the session
Six $500 Scholarship Prize awarded to best high school and college students
- Ten $100 Gift Certificates to local businesses and eateries for best general submissions
Films must be less than 5 minutes long
Films can be of any genre
Films can be created on mobile devices or digital cameras
Films must align and feature a mask as a special prop
Films Must be submitted on FilmFreeway no later than May 31, 2021
Take a look at these winners of University of Texas, Arlington's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Film Competition. The films can e activate your creativity and storytelling power.
Perspectives 360 Film Festival was inspired by University of Texas, Arlington's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Film Competition. Here's the link to the winners of the Competition.
All submitted films will be shown at the Film Festival. After the showing, Award presentation will follow.