This post was originally written by Anne Sauer over at Mad Art Lab but we want to make sure everyone sees it. So please read, then spread the word and do get involved if you can!
Want the opportunity to share your cinematic vision with hundreds of other atheists, skeptics, and freethinkers on the big screen, and a chance to win $250? Every year, the Atheist Film Festival in San Francisco features a selection of provocative, engaging, thought-provoking, and/or hilarious short films. Whether you’re an amateur filmmaker, pro, semi-pro, or never operated a camera other than your smart phone, we want to see what you can come up with!
Topics concerning atheism, agnosticism, skepticism, science, or a secular approach to human are encouraged. Beyond that, it’s up to you. We want our shorts program to present a plethora of secular perspectives and to demonstrate that art and reason are not mutually-exclusive categories. The deadline isn’t until June 30th, so you’ve still got time to put something together if you’ve got a great idea.
Selected films will be screened at the festival on August 11th, 2012, and one grand prize winner will receive $250 and the first annual Atheist Film Festival filmmaker’s award. See the flyer below or visit sfatheistfilmfestival.org for guidelines and more information. We look forward to your entries!
P.S. Look for an interview next week on MAL with Casimir Fornalski, Mad Art Lab reader and the genius behind the film festival’s sweet new logo and design campaign!
Not interested in submitting a film but still want to help out? Download the flyer and post it on your campus, bring it to meetings with your local secular groups, leave copies at coffee shops where creative types hang out, or link to this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc. Thanks for your support!