Rise Against Homophobia is the annual youth short video contest presented by Out in Schools in partnership with the It Gets Better Project. Youth from across Canada aged 12 - 19 are encouraged to gather friends to create a 30 – 60 second public service announcement video that challenges homophobia and bullying, while promoting safer and diverse schools.
The winning video will be selected by a national jury comprised of students and youth leaders from across Canada. The top three entries will be awarded cash prizes and screened at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in August featuring a major league athlete, in partnership with the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.
Out in Schools has been combating homophobia and bullying in British Columbia high schools since 2004, earning praise from parents, educators, school administrators, and students. To date, the program has delivered hundreds of engaging film-based presentations in British Columbia high schools, reaching more than 38,000 students.
The Rise Against Homophobia contest runs until June 10, 2013. Full details and last year’s winning videos can be viewed at outinschools.com. For the latest contest news, like Out in Schools on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter at @OutinSchools.
Contest trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9MRiZQJIIw
Links for the bold text:
Rise Against Homophobia - http://videochallenge.outinschools.com/
Out in Schools - http://www.outinschools.com/
Vancouver Queer Film Festival - http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/
Out in Schools Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/outinschools
Out in Schools Twitter - https://twitter.com/outinschools