By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 31, 2011 at 5:37AM
Voting will closed at the end of today. The winner of the $1,000 cash prize will be announced by the end of this week!
Initially announced on the old S&A website, on March 4th... the Shadow And Act Dxebuts New Digital Filmmaker Showcase, an alliance with CEI Media Partners.
After about a month of receiving submissions, the next phase of the competition continues; and this is the part where YOU all come in, if you haven't already voted.
Feel free to read the instructions below. Otherwise... first watch the 11 short films that follow; and after that, (CLICK HERE TO VOTE) for the films that you like the best. That's it! Easy enough right?
As a refresher... the gist of it... the Showcase is an online short film competition where viewers vote for their favorite films and the winning filmmakers receive cash prizes. Each of the 5 (1 every 2 months) qualifying round winner receives $1,000; final round grand prize winner receives an additional $4,000. Winners will be determined by the number of votes they receive in each round. Among non-winning entries, one film will be announced as the popular winner at the end of the season based on cumulative votes received and awarded $1,000. Crucial submission criteria: films had to feature a protagonist of African descent and themes reflective of the African Diaspora experience.
If you'd like to read all the details you can download the FAQs in PDF format HERE.
Otherwise... first watch the 11 short films submitted below; and after that, follow the link (HERE) to the survey page to cast your votes for the films that you like the best. That's it! Easy enough right?
So, without further ado, here are the 11 inaugural Shadow And Act Filmmaker Digital Showcase films (in alphabetical order); NOTE: For some reason the films aren't showing in Internet Explorer browsers; so please use Firefox or Safari if you experience any problems with play black:
In The Wind:
The Man In the Glass Case:
Their Eyes Were Watching Gummy Bears: