The team behind the creation of the film The Videoblogs along with Project UROK, Seed&Spark and Big Vision Empty Wallet, have launched a contest to further the conversation about mental health issues. The film which tells the story of a struggling young woman that manages to keep a private video journal that is later found by a troubled teen. Just as the movie seeks to take the conversation beyond the screen, so does the contest that was recently launched.
The creators of The Videoblogs have started a user generated contest that is taking submissions from young adults between the ages of 18-24. The contest is geared towards continuing the conversation asking contestants to submit 3 minute films discussing themes of mental health and/or their personal struggle. The winner will get a $1,000 short film production grant for producing their own film about mental health. They will also get a chance to be mentored by producers of the film The Videoblogs. The group says that: “We’re running this contest as a way to contribute to a greater dialogue about mental health in America, and to encourage tomorrow’s artists, filmmakers and performers to bravely engage with what have classically been labeled as difficult subjects (depression, anxiety, trauma) with an ultimate focus on hope.”
We encourage you to visit their site and learn more about how you can submit your own personal film by March 30th and lend your voice to the conversation.