Polyglot Video Contest, Turku, Finland

Deadline: 15/12/2010
Open to: resident in a European country (EU or non-EU) and aged 18-35.
Prize: attending an all-expenses-paid 2-week “Cine-Boat” itinerant filmmaking workshop in June 2011 in Turku, Finland with the following presentation of the shooting during a film-festival

Submit your short to win your place aboard POLYGLOT – on the way to Turku, an itinerant filmmaking event travelling across the archipelago of Turku, Finland!

We are accepting entries in two categories:

* Video Portraits (Documentaries on My multilingualism) – Do you speak different languages on a regular basis? Describe the linguistic environment you live in, and how it affects you personally.
* Video Poems (Fictions on The language I dream in) – Use the audiovisual medium to its full artistic potential. Share with us your most original and creative ideas about language.

Contestants must be resident in a European country (EU or non-EU) and aged 18-35. Works of maximum 5 minutes length, produced since 1st January 2008 are eligible.

– Submission deadline 15th December 2010

18 winners will be selected to attend an all-expenses-paid 2-week “Cine-Boat” itinerant filmmaking workshop in June 2011 in Turku and the Åland Islands (Finland), during which they will travel by boat around the beautiful archipelago, visiting the island communities and shooting films about the local forms of multilingualism. The region is home to many Swedish Finns, who have their own distinct cultural identity.

The filmmakers will then present their work during a POLYGLOT film festival, as the city of Turku celebrates its status as European Capital of Culture. All short films of the project will later be diffused through a DVD compilation and follow-up screenings across Europe.

POLYGLOT – on the way to Turku is organised by NISI MASA, the European network of young cinema, with the support of the Turku 2011 European Cultural Capital.

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