When faced with issues in our society, creative people create. We sing, dance, act, film, improvise, interact, and engage audiences on the topics that affect us the most. February is Black History Month, and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is in March.
EDAC is honoured to be hosting the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation’s annual 48 Hour Anti-Racism Film Challenge.
Over the weekend, EDAC will host teams that are producing short films.
From the CCMF website:
“Teams will meet at the Edmonton Digital Arts College at 4:30pm on Friday, February 17 and be given a challenge they will have to incorporate into their films. Teams will have until 4:30pm Sunday, February 19 to hand in their submission. Submissions will be 2-5 minutes long and must be related to the subject of racial discrimination.”
Participants can register here.
The Film Challenge is the first of three events related to the Film Festival. On Saturday night, February 18th, CCMF in partnership with Breath in Poetry at the Massawa Bistro & Cafe. Then, a month later, on March 21st, 2017, the results of the Film Challenge will be presented at the Princess Theatre. You can see all the specific details of these events on the CCMF website.