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Ideas for a movie: Submit to the Neuro Film Festival

Each year the American Academy of Neurology hosts the Neuro Film Festival as a way to shine a spotlight on the fact that one in six Americans are affected by a brain disorder such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, migraine, autism, MS, Parkinson’s disease,  ALS, stroke, and more.
This festival is your opportunity to submit a film that tells your story, or the story of a loved one affected by a brain disorder. AAN hopes that your stories will help make the case for why more brain research is needed to find cures for these devastating disorders.
So, submit your video before February 15, 2011. You could win up to $1,000 and a trip to see your film screened at the 2011 Neuro Film Festival in Hawaii. You don’t have to be an expert filmmaker to share your story. Learn more about project rules and requirements and judging criteria below:
HOW TO ENTER:
STEP 1: Make Your Video (okay that one’s obvious)
Make a short video up to five (5) minutes long telling your story about someone living with a brain disorder. Be sure to use the phrase “Let’s put our brains together and support brain research. Visit www.neurofilmfestival.com.” in your video. A list of brain disorders can be found the AAN website for patients.
STEP 2: Upload to YouTube as a Video Response (this is fussy, so read carefully)
A. All entrants must upload their film on YouTube. Create an account with YouTube and upload your video as a response to the 2011 Neuro Film Festival video. When you are uploading a film on YouTube, tag your film with the following keywords so that people can find your film on YouTube: “Neuro Film Festival, American Academy of Neurology Foundation, AAN, brain.”
B.Also in the Description box, include the following text:“This film has been entered into the 2011 Neuro Film Festival from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation at www.neurofilmfestival.com. Let’s put our brains together and support brain research. Visit www.neurofilmfestival.com.”
C.YouTube comments must be turned off upon uploading to the site.
STEP 3: Complete the Entry Form
After you upload your film on YouTube, complete the official entry form on the 2011 Neuro Film Festival and Contest website, which includes a description of your film, your contact details, and the link to your video on YouTube. Incomplete forms will not be eligible to win prizes in the Contest.
If you have additional questions you can jump over to the festival’s FAQ site.
For a sample of  a previous winner check out Tracking Evan.
Comment below if you have ever participated in this festival. (Share with the class now) I’m sure many of us would love to hear what the process was like.

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