MOHAI Announces History Is ____ Film Competition Prize PackageJanuary 24th, 2011
The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is pleased to announce the exciting prize package for the History Is ____ Film Competition. Participants have the chance to win $1,000 – $2,500 in cash prizes in addition to having their winning entry screened at the 2011 Seattle International Film Festival and shown on KCTS 9. Winners will also meet acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns. Other prizes include scholarships to The Film School, memberships to 911 Media Arts Center and passes to the 2011 SIFF ShortsFest Weekend and other exclusive SIFF events.
The History Is ____ Film Competition is open to filmmakers of all ages and experience levels. Film competition participants have the opportunity to win in each of 5 categories including Best Youth Filmmaker, Best Emerging Filmmaker, Best in Open Category, Best in Show and MOHAI History Award. Film entries will be accepted until April 1, 2011.
“MOHAI is excited to be hosting this event and providing an opportunity for our community to think about history in a personal way,” said Leonard Garfield, Executive Director of MOHAI. “MOHAI is excited about the quality and versatility of the film competition prize package and would like to thank our partners for their generous contribution and support.”
Entries will be judged by MOHAI and representatives from the History Is ____ Film Competition steering committee organizations including the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), 911 Media, NW Film Forum, Seattle’s Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, and KCTS 9. The winning entries will be screened at a Red Carpet Gala hosted by MOHAI in May 2011.
The History Is ____ Film Competition is funded in part by J.P. Morgan Chase and 4Culture. MOHAI would like to thank The Film School and IndieFlix, Inc. for their generous contributions to the program.
MOHAI and the film competition steering committee partners will be offering resources to support participants in the making of their films including classes, training programs and networking opportunities to meet with other filmmakers. For more information and eligibility requirements, go to www.seattlehistory.org/film.
MOHAI is also offering all participating History Is ____ filmmakers complimentary use of five historic photos from the museum’s archives ($150 value), provided that you request your photos by January 31st, 2011. Regular fees will be applied to all photos requested after this date. To access the on-line photos archive, visit MOHAI’s website.
MOHAI has grown to become the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington, attracting more than 60,000 visitors annually from the Northwest and beyond, including thousands of school children. MOHAI collects, preserves, and presents the rich history of the Pacific Northwest. Its engaging exhibits and programs, collection of nearly 4 million historic artifacts, archives and photographs, and its award-winning educational programs have created a truly unique appreciation for the Northwest’s diverse cultural, social and economic history.