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L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest

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Join the makers of the award-winning feature-length documentary film WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer in bridging the divide between police and the community. Participate in the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest, pairing teens with peace officers to create short films showing L.O.V.E. being put into action in the community.

L.O.V.E. is an acronym for LEARN about your community and the people in it, OPEN your heart to their needs, VOLUNTEER yourself to be part of the solution in their lives and EMPOWER others to do the same. We are seeking people all over the U.S. to participate in our short film contest

* Visit www.walkingwhileblackthemovie.com to see the film that is repairing relationships between peace officers and the communities they serve.

* After you've seen the WALKING WHILE BLACK film, now make your own 5-minute film putting the L.O.V.E. principles into action! Each team must be co-led by a teen between the ages of 13 and 19, and a peace officer. Anyone else can sign up to join a team. Each team must also have a Manager, and that person handles all of the administrative duties, like signing a team up here to compete in the contest.

* We also encourage you to join our movement at www.LoveIsTheAnswerMovement.com to connect with other people in positive ways on social media.

CONTEST RULES:

  • There is a $25 entry fee per team.
  • Each team must have a Manager. This is the person, age 18 or older, who signs the team up and pays the fee. The Manager will also be responsible for making sure that all of the rules are followed and will be our primary contact person throughout the contest.
  • A teen (13-19) and a peace officer must partner as Co-Producer/Director to lead the team as Filmmakers. These two will jointly and equally lead the process of making the actual film.
  • By signing up for the contest, the team and the filmmakers authorize Eclipse Sports & Entertainment to use the film and other information pertaining to it in marketing and promotional campaigns associated with WALKING WHILE BLACK: L.O.V.E. Is The Answer and the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest.
  • There is no limit to the number of members a team may have (TIP: The more people you attract to your team, the move votes and other support you are likely to generate). The minimum # is two (the teen and the peace officer). Aside from the Filmmakers, there is no age or profession requirement for any other team members.
  • Video must be between 4 minutes and 5 minutes long, including credits and bumpers supplied by Company (5-seconds at beginning and 15-seconds at the end).
  • Teams will be assigned a coach by Company to assist them with the process, but team captains and the team Manager assume all responsibility of making sure rules are followed.
  • Company will provide advice to help teams partner up with a celebrity in their area. Celebrity team members will be asked to contribute two hours of their time on the day of filming, and they will be asked to perform an on-camera role to help the team generate more views. Teams are prohibited from paying celebrities to participate.
  • Videos must be family friendly (The equivalent of a “G” rating) and must show the values of L.O.V.E. being put into action in their community.
  • The team Manager will be responsible for uploading the video to the team’s designated YouTube and Facebook pages (may be an individual page, organization page, company page or a page set up for the team), including #LOVEIsTheAnswerMovement and the following statement in the description: This video is an official entry into the 2017 L.O.V.E. Is The Answer 5-Minute Film Contest. See www.LoveIsTheAnswerMovement.com for details on the contest and www.WalkingWhileBlackTheMovie.com for details on the feature film that sparked the L.O.V.E. Is The Answer Movement.
  • Voting will consist of likes, shares, comments and other criteria to be determined by Company.
  • Videos may be loaded on YouTube and Facebook starting June 27, 2017. Videos loaded prior to that date are not eligible. Voting will commence on June 27, 2017 and will end at Midnight on December 31, 2017. Filmmakers must supply screen grabs of pages showing statistics as of a date no later than January 1, 2018.
  • State winners will be chosen by the end of January 2018 by Company with those winners being invited to Santa Monica for a celebration and selection of the national winner in the Spring of 2018 during Hollywood’s awards season. Teams must pay their own travel expenses. The Filmmakers (the teen and the peace officer) will each receive 2 free tickets to the celebration event.
  • National winning Filmmakers (the teen and the peace officer) to receive prizes with a combined valued at a minimum of $5,000.
  • Other prize levels including state and national to be determined by Company.


Please visit our website at www.walkingwhileblackthemovie.com to see the film trailer, media kit and other information. Please visit www.LoveIsTheAnswerMovement.com to join our social media community. These rules and instructions will be amended from time to time.



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