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Do you agree that DC is more than monuments, politics and traffic? Then help us prove it. WCP and The Our City Film Festival are accepting videos that are about or take place in DC. Shorts, features, docs, narratives-all are welcome. If it’s got DC in it, it’s good to go. Live in a changing neighborhood? Document it. Have an interesting neighbor? Tell their story. Work for an organization making a difference, film it. Shoot a horror film that takes place in one of DC’s old graveyards? We want it.

Winners will be screened in front of hundreds at The Fourth Annual Our City Film Festival’s Kick Off Party at R.F.D.’s in Chinatown on Saturday, February 12. Winners will also receive a $100 gift certificate to Penn Camera to load up on their video and photo needs, a flip video, and an Adobe Audition 3 Software package for Windows, a professional audio production application. All entries may also be eligible to screen at The Fourth Annual Our City Film Festival. Winners of the festival will win cash and product prizes as well.

All entries must be received by November 1, 2010. Upload your video onto Youtube.com or Vimeo.com and then send the link to OurCityFilmFest@yachad-dc.org. In email, include a main contact’s name, phone number and email.

The Our City Film Festival is run by Yachad, the DC nonprofit for affordable housing and community development. Yachad helps neighbors help neighbors by facilitating volunteers, handymen, and professional contractors to repair the homes of low-income DC residents, side-by-side with those being served, bringing communities together and uniting DC, one repair at a time.

Questions? Email Kendra Rubinfeld at Kendra@yachad-dc.org or call 202-296-8563.


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ANNOYING LEGAL STUFF: Unlimited submissions per person. This contest is open to everyone. Winners are chosen by Our City Film Festival judges and Yachad staff members. By submitting a film, the filmmaker/s are agreeing to be screened at any event held by The Our City Film Festival. If submissions for the contest are deemed applicable to be submitted into The Fourth Annual Our City Film Festival’s submission call, filmmaker will be contacted with instructions on how to formally submit film. By submitting a film, you are agreeing that you are the creator and legal owner of the film submitted and own or control the copyright in and to and am duly authorized to submit the film to the Our City Film Festival. I also assert that there are no assigned rights, agreements, riders, distribution agreements, production deals, copyright issues or any arrangements or any claims or litigation (or threatened claims or litigation) whatsoever attached to this work that would in anyway interfere with the showing or screening of this film to the public within the terms of the Our City Film Festival. I also agree that Yachad, Inc. and the judges chosen by Yachad, Inc. have full discretion in choosing or not choosing my work and reserve the right to show my film for as many times during the day of the film festival as they would like, in their discretion. I agree that in exchange for this showing, I do not expect any payment, monetary or otherwise. I agree to hold the Our City Film Festival and Yachad, Inc., its officers and directors, harmless from and against any (i) claims arising from any untrue statement made by me in this application, (ii) damage to or loss of the film during the course of Our City Film Festival’s possession of the entry, and (iii) claims which may arise in connection with my film. I understand and agree that if my film entry is selected for the Our City Film Festival, it my be used for promotional purposes by the festival and/or Yachad, Inc. and I grant the Our City Film Festival, Yachad, Inc., and their partners the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for such promotional purposes. I understand that Our City Film Festival has full discretion in choosing the winners of the festival, and if I am not chosen I will not hold Our City Film Festival or Yachad, Inc. or any officers and directors legally accountable in any way.

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