BuddhaFest Short Films Showcase
Two months ago, we launched this Short Films Showcase competition with a simple and serious question: "What does it mean to be Awake in the World?"
Twenty-five dared to respond. With original, five-minute videos that range in content from beekeeping in Virginia to skateboarding in East Harlem, these filmmakers answered with visual stories of meditation, mindful awareness, compassion, and service to the world.
And now it's your turn, ladies and gentlemen, to vote for the winner.
Simply choose the short film you'd like to watch, give it a fair chance to vie for your (mindful) attention, and then rate the video by clicking on the stars. You can, of course, watch as many as you would like (but you should watch them all!).
Voting starts today and ends on June 8. The entry that receives the highest combination of votes and average rating will be named Audience Choice, winning that lucky filmmaker $1,000 in cash and two 4-Day All Festival Passes to BuddhaFest in Washington, D.C. The two entries that come in second and third win two 4-Day All-Festival passes to BuddhaFest.
As far as Buddhist film contests go, these are some pretty hot rewards, so make sure to support your favorites and share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google+... whatever you've got in your social media arsenal! Help us spread the word about being "awake in the world"—and watch some inspiring films in the process.