|The young filmmaker's competition for Sikh Youth is designed to encourage and inspire our youth to get involved in media and film and use their creativity to produce interesting and educational pieces designed to spread the spirit of Sikhi. Most people in the world don't know who Sikhs are or what we are all about, so we conceived this event to publicize the experience of Sikhi and Sikh identity and give people insight into our spirit, values and culture.|
Our hope is that this educational and fun event will allow people to get involved in the world of film and media and continue to use it for the benefit of the Sikh community.
We are looking for videos that come out of the entrants' own personal experiences and that move and inspire the viewer. We will be offering cash prizes to help motivate contestants to put their time and effort into creating something of value. We've created a new Senior Division, so that older "kids" can enter as well. No cash prizes for filmmakers over 25, but we love you anyway and the winners in every division we have their work shown on and publicised by SikhNet.
Junior Division (11-17 years old)
First prize $500 / Second $250 / Third $125
Intermediate Division (18-25 years old)
First prize $1000 / Second $500 / Third $250
(Amounts in US Dollars)
(new) Senior Division (26 - 126 years old)
(no cash prize - but your film will get exposure on SikhNet)
We invite Sikh Youth all over the world to participate. Do you have access to a computer... and and some type of camera? Well now's the time! Make a video and submit it. You do not need to have had any prior experience in filmmaking. It's like a "Sikh essay contest" but you will use multimedia to convey your message. It's a great summer project and a chance to do something different and learn something new. Learn more and get help getting started.
|If you are planning to create a video for the film festival let us know by subscribing to the SikhNet Youth Film Festival Email list using the below form. We will use this to keep you informed about the event.||SikhNet Youth Film Festival Rules: