New film contest with compassion theme offered

by Sylvania AdVantage Staff


The Sylvania United Church of Christ, Sylvania Baha’i Community, and the MultiFaith Council of NWOhio have come together to create the Sylvania Compassion Film Contest.
This contest is intended to bring together area film makers/producers in the making of a 3-minute video that shows “What Compassion Looks Like” featuring local talent and props.

The intention of this group is to offer vehicles of community transformation using the arts – particularly the film producers.  This contest is open to everyone to consider and submit. Prize money for First, Second and Third Place winners will be awarded during the Sylvania Film Festival  in March 2017.  We are hopeful that the finished videos could be used by local government and non-governmental agencies in the promotion of this area being a community of compassion.

The final date for submissions is:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5 p.m.

The prizes awarded will be $400 First Place,
$200 Second Place and
$100 Third Place.

Judges shall be selected from two members of each sponsoring community. All judging will be made less on technical merit and more on taste, inspiration, and transformation.

The submission criteria is as follows:

1. Each submission shall center on the theme:  “What Does Compassion Look Like?”

2. Each submission shall feature local props and talent.

3. Each submission shall not exceed 3 minutes in total length.

4. Each submission shall be created in a digital format and able to be integrated with various social media.

5. All submissions shall remain the ownership of the film producer/creator.

The Sylvania Compassion Film Contest will reserve the right to judge, copy and distribute all submitted films to area organizations for promotion.
The Sylvania Compassion Film Contest panel will not alter, in any way, film submissions.

The showcasing of all contest entries will take place during the Sylvania Community Arts Commissions Tree City Film Festival
Saturday, March 25,
and Sunday, March 26, 2017.

Neither the Sylvania Community Arts Commission nor the Tree City Film Festival is sponsoring this event but has allowed its venue to be used as a showcase.

For more information and specifications, contact:
John Krochmalny at 419-979-9080
or email: