Thursday, April 23, 2009



Call for Entries Now Open!
Deadline: June 1st $45
Early Deadline: May 1st $35
Submit online at

World's largest int'l college-level student film fest seeks submissions in all
categories. Drama, comedy, narrative, documentary, animation.

Top Prize: $10,000 Excellence in Filmmaking Award

Other prizes include:
$5,000 Triumph of the Spirit Award
$2,500 Fujifilm Audience Impact Award
$3,000 Outstanding Documentary Award (sponsored by Priddy
$2,500 Outstanding Animation
And more!

Winners are screened at the Directors Guild, Hollywood
Sept 19, 2009. Also, some winners will be flown to the
Sundance Film Festival thanks to Windrider Forum. And for
the last few years, some winners participated in Angelus
International - screenings in Italy and Prague!

The Angelus Student Film Festival honors filmmakers as
they create works that respect the dignity of the human

Don't miss entering the festival Moviemaker magazine has
called the "best bet for student filmmakers."

Details at

(C)2009 Angelus Awards. All Rights Reserved.


April 9, 2009

Jennifer McLennan
(202) 296-2296 x 121

Competition showcases student videos, promotes library services
and offers instructors a fun and thought-provoking class assignment

Washington, DC - April 9, 2009 - The organizers of the popular Sparky Awards, which recognize the best new short videos on the value of information sharing, are calling on colleges and universities to organize their own campus video competitions in 2009 to get maximum benefit from the third-annual installment of the contest.

Well-suited for adoption as a class assignment, the Sparky Awards invite contestants to submit videos of two minutes or less that imaginatively portray the benefits of the open, legal exchange of information. The contest is an opportunity to promote library services, including media services or the information commons, where students can edit video, browse media, work collaboratively and learn about copyright.

Last year Brigham Young University (BYU), Penn State University, and Dartmouth College were among the campuses that organized local Sparky contests. "The experience was remarkable," said BYU librarian Randy Olsen. "Although our contest was open for less than a month, we received seven submissions prepared by 58 students. The night we screened the entries I invited the video producers to introduce their works. In every case the students spoke articulately, even passionately, about open access and it was obvious that they had become conversant with all of the issues we as librarians care so much about. By the end of the evening I felt that our investment in the awards - an iTouch and two fifty dollar checks - was money well spent."

Entries in the international Sparky Awards competition must be received between April 9 and December 6, 2009. To be eligible, videos must be freely available on the Internet and available for use under a Creative Commons License.

In addition to the international Grand Prize and Runner-up winners selected by a distinguished jury, the organizers are adding a People's Choice Award this year, which will give visitors to the Sparky Web site a chance to vote for their favorite entry in the international competition. People's Choice voting will be open between December 8, 2009 and January 30, 2010, after all entries have been received.

The international award-winning videos will be announced in conjunction with the January 2010 American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Boston, where the winners will be screened. The national Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 along with a Sparky Award statuette. The Runner Up and People's Choice winners will each receive $500 plus a personalized award certificate. At the discretion of the judges, additional Special Merit Awards may be designated.

For details on the contest and tips on organizing a local competition, visit the Sparky Awards Web site at


I have an intern opportunity her at Oxygen for immediate/summer, and was
wondering if you could help post on your boards.

Here is a description of what we are looking for. Can you let me know
what additional info you need from me?

The Oxygen Network (The Bad Girls Club, Janice Dickinson Modeling
Agency, Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood, Pretty Wicked) is seeking
highly qualified development/office interns for spring and summer
placement. Internship is a great opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts
of non-scripted development from the network side. Please have a passion
for reality television and excellent communication and writing skills.
Must have a positive attitude, be a team player, excellent internet
research ability, pop culture savvy, be reliable, punctual, and not
afraid to give ideas and opinions if asked!

Responsibilities include attending development and current programming
meetings, competitive research, tracking and logging cuts and pitches,
and light office duties. Unpaid, must receive college credit. Please
e-mail resume and cover letter to Dana Volkmer-Jones: with
LA INTERN in the subject line. Thanks!