"Disability is a normal part of the world we live in." Video Contest

Video Competition: Reclaiming ‘Normal’

The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, an organization focusing on the rights of people with disabilities, invites one and all to enter a video competition to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The theme of the competition is Reclaiming ‘Normal’

Disability is a natural – and “normal” – part of the world we live in;  a world that belongs to all of us.  It is a part of the collective human experience. Disability is not special;  it’s a part of life.  Let’s reclaim the word “normal.”

Submit a short video (less than 10 minutes) addressing the statement: “Disability is a NORMAL part of the world we live in”.  Submissions can be short documentaries, candids, scripted scenes, animated shorts, music videos, editorials…. we want to see YOUR version of people with disabilities Reclaiming Normal.

This competition is open to everyone.  There are no age limits or geographic boundaries.  You do not have to have a disability to enter the competition. You do not have to be an expert film-maker to enter.  You don’t even need a video camera.  You can make a short film and enter it in this competition if: you have access to a video camera, digital camera, or cell phone with video capabilities, or you have access to a web cam or a laptop with built-in camera,  or you have access to simple software that enables you to make and edit a slide show from still photos.  This doesn’t require a video camera, and this software is not only free – it’s already living on your computer.  Macs come with iMovie as part of the standard bundle,  and PCs come with Windows Moviemaker.  Both are easy,  drag-and-drop programs.

Submission details:
Individuals may submit as many entries as they like.  To submit a video,  go to the It’s Normal Facebook Group at http://tinyurl.com/27owl28 and either upload the video directly onto our wall or post a link to where you’ve uploaded your video on Youtube.  To be entered into the competition, entries must be submitted no later than June 10th, 2010.

A panel of judges will name the Grand Prize winner, 2nd and 3rd place
winners.  Grand Prize:  The Flip UltraHD 2 HR camcorder,  Second Prize: $50 iTunes Gift Card,  Third Prize: $25 iTunes Gift Card

Questions? Send an email with “Video Competition” in the subject line to lana@ilrcsf.org