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Calling all filmmakers!

The Media that Matters film festival– a program of short films that seek to engage viewers and “inspire them to action” — is seeking submissions. This annual festival begins with a launch in June that is followed by a year of screenings, DVD distribution, online viewing and national outreach. In 2006 they began doing FOCUS programs, including one on food politics called Media that Matters: Good Food. The shorts from the last edition are terrific, and this coming year, your food film could be in the mix.

The eighth annual Media that Matters Film Festival submission deadline is January 11, 2008. Details here.

Update: Extended Deadline announced by Media That Matters. “For those unable to make the January 11th deadline, the extended postmark deadline is January 18th. This is open to everyone, however the fee does increase by $5. To avoid the rush and the fee, get your films to us as soon as possible.”

Next up after that is the official launch (after several trial years in Bra) of Slow Food on Film– “an international festival of cinema and food” to be held in Bologna from May 7 – 11, 2008. They are looking for shorts, docs, features and TV shows. The submission deadlines for entries is March 15, 2008–details can be found here.


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