Film lovers, rejoice. Or more fittingly, social change film lovers, rejoice.
Last November, World Vision and VisionFund launched the MicroFlicks Film competition to find filmmakers who would produce films about microfinance. Yesterday, they announced that out of 125 entrants, five were selected to produce an “inspiring film about microfinance” that shows its social impact and claim the title MicroFlicks Film of 2013.
The five finalists come from Australia, Kenya, New Zealand, and the United States. But the films will be made outside their own country in Ecuador, Malawi, Mexico, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka during April and May. Then in July, final judging will take place.
”We want to bring microfinance into focus and help the public to understand its role in long-term sustainable economic development for individuals and communities,” said David Knights, VisionFund Global Director of Marketing & Fundraising. “These filmmakers will do just that.”
The general public will also be able to participate in this competition. In July, the films will be made available online for a public vote.
A winner will be announced in August, and the prize will be a pro level editing suite.
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