OK all you DePaul CDM folks – 50k in prizes for local film contest: Deadline 4.23.10


By harnessing the power of our nation’s diversity, One Chicago, One Nation unites people of all cultures, faiths, and social backgrounds to build communities for the common good through: digital storytelling, community conversations, leadership development and innovative philanthropy.



The One Chicago, One Nation Online Film Contest is open to individuals throughout the country to share their personal stories, based in or about Chicago, that demonstrate the importance of people of different backgrounds working together for the common good.



Jewish and African American Christian basketball players come together after a tense game to understand each others’ cultures and faith backgrounds…

A Muslim health clinic provides free health care to everyone in its community, regardless of their faith…

Neighbors from a multi-cultural neighborhood work together to grow a community garden…



Accepted videos are up to 5:00 (five minutes) in length, in any of our six categories:

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Documentary
  • Under 60 Seconds (the one exception to the 5-minute rule!)
  • Music video/spoken word/animation
  • Mobile digital media (phone video, mp3/iPods, Flip cameras)


Grand Prize Winner receives $20,000

Category Winners each receive $5,000

The first 25 accepted entries have a chance to win an iPod Nano!!


Film Submission Opens: Thursday, January 14, 2010

Film Submission Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2010

Vote & Comment: from January 14, 2010 thru April 30, 2010


One Nation, in partnership with The Chicago Community Trust, Link TV, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), and Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) is creating a national model for engaging communities in building relationships between American Muslims and their neighbors. For general information about One Chicago, One Nation visit the initiative’s website.




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