Monday, October 1, 2012

Vote It Forward Festival: Looking for Artists

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October 2nd is the official launch of Vote It Forward Festival (ViFF)  an online film festival seeking short viral videos to encourage people to get out and vote. And we're handing out awards for the best virals.  These videos can be vblogs, editorial commentary, music-themed, satirical, spoken word, or testimonial. Just as long as they bring to light the importance of exercising our Democratic voice. We want to hear from you!

ViFF will be awarding $500 awards and a featured spot on our site to at least 10 viral videos throughout the month of October. At the start of November, ViFF will award one video with a $1,000 grand prize.

So spread the word to friends, family, and associates who might be interested and tell them to check us out at Vote It Forward Festival (ViFF) 

Guidelines & Tips

-VIFF will no longer be accepting submissions after the deadline of November 3, 2012! (Save The Date.)
-Your original vblogs, skits, testimonials, spoken word performances or animated shorts must be between 1-3 minutes in length. However, if it’s compelling, captivating and any other adjective that starts with “c”, then we’ll take it. As much as we want you to be creative, please stick to the topic of voting.
Improve Your Chances For Winning!-We encourage you to check out some of the “On Our Wavelength” videos posted under the “watch” categories to get a sense of what’s been done.
-Additionally, by being a part of the VIFF community and engaging viewers to interact with your work also improves your chances. So here are a few simple things you can do to improve your chances of winning ‘Top 10′ and $500, as well as the grand prize of $1,000.
Engage:
1. Like us on Facebook
2. Follow us on Twitter
3. Subscribe to VIFF YouTube channel
4. Watch and comment on other VIFF submissions
Submitting video:
1. go to ViFF submission page
2. fill out embedded form
3. Tell your friends to check out your stuff on our channel, ‘like’ and comment on it as well!
4. …And if you win we’ll ‘crown you’ with the VIFF laurel reef! 

Given the large amount of funny, insightful, and informative content on the internet, more and more young voters rely on viral videos to receive their news and make decisions. All it takes is a camera phone, flip cam, or laptop to spread your message to millions. The time is now!

As early voting begins and the presidential debate season is upon us, we encourage you to take an active part. Let your voice be heard.

Please go to ViFF website for more information: voteitforwardfest.com.

Your Friend,
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