Montana Meth Project is accepting film-maker submissions for national contestMarch 02, 2016
GREAT FALLS –
The Montana Meth Project is now accepting submissions from Treasure State film-makers for a national 30-second commercial competition, with a grand prize of $20,000 and nationwide air time for the winner.
A press release from the Montana Meth Project says that film-makers are encouraged to create an “impactful commercial” centered on the theme of “Life Or Meth.”
The submissions will be evaluated by four of the Meth Project executive directors from across the country.
The 10 best submissions will be invited to participate in a panel at Series Fest in Denver, Colorado, from June 22-26, 2016.
The 10 panelists will then be filtered down to the top three via an online voting competition in July 2016, with the final winner determined by a celebrity panel of judges and announced September 1, 2016.
Additional prizes of $2,500 and travel for two to Series Fest in Denver will also be awarded to the top production in each of these Meth Project partner states: Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Georgia.
“This contest is an outstanding opportunity for Montanans to show the rest of the country why we have been the standard bearer for Meth prevention, , how creative we can be and that as a state we are dedicated to fighting Meth use,” said Amy Rue, the director of the Montana Meth Project.
“We have all had our experiences with meth in our towns and our state. This contest provides a great venue for Montanans to raise their voice, tell their story and share it with the world,” said Rue.
Previous Meth Project commercials have influenced viewers through graphic campaigns that followed young adults from first-time users to full-blown addicts as a means of educating people about the dangers of using methamphetamine.
All entries will be screened and approved by the Montana Meth Project and will be judged on the following criteria: cinematography, screenwriting, sound, acting, editing, originality, and the thematic integration of “Life Or Meth.”
Once submitted, each applicant will be competing nationally in an online contest.