On Inauguration Day 2017, Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center and
partnered to launch “POST-TRUTH” at Post-Truth-World.com.
Open Signal and Lower Boom
will award a $1000 stipend to five regional storytellers to facilitate the creation
of original work reflecting/commenting on the concept of Post-Truth.
WHAT IS POST-TRUTH?
Oxford Dictionaries selected
“Post-Truth” as 2016’s international word of the year, after the contentious “Brexit” referendum and an equally divisive U.S. presidential election caused
usage of the adjective to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press.
The dictionary defines
“post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts
are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US
Open Signal and Lower Boom
invite regional storytellers and artists to submit proposals with project
descriptions, scripts, works in progress, or finished films by May 30, 2017 for consideration.
The five chosen proposals will be
granted $1,000 each. Media-makers will have four months to finish or fine tune their
projects prior to screening.
The finished work will premiere
at a public Post-Truth screening in November, to be hosted on the Post-Truth-World.com website,
and to air on Open Signal's website and cable channels.
To apply, please submit your
application by May 30 at midnight PST.
All submissions must be made by
Portland regional artists and be original work that is related to the Post-Truth theme. Applicants
must own copyright of all proposal content, or secure authorization and
permission from the copyright owner of any and all copyrighted content or
materials, including music, images, etc.
NOTE: We are taking submissions,
right now and an ongoing basis, for finished work to be featured on the Post-Truth
website. Any film submitted to email@example.com can be featured on
the site, regardless of the stipend awards. If the filmmaker desires,
the work (regardless of stipend awards) will also be considered for other
outlets, such as the Lower Boom Presents channel at the Hotel Eastlund (hoteleastlund.com/news/exclusive-tv-at-hotel-eastlund/)
and the soon-to-be-released Lower Boom Presents short film compilations.
Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center is
a community-driven media arts center located in Portland,
Oregon. With a commitment to creativity, technology and social
change, we make media production possible for everyone. We host
numerous educational opportunities for filmmakers to gain skills and access to
state of the art equipment in order to produce new content. We want to share
your voice and vision with the world. We welcome folks interested in
participating in Post-Truth to take classes and use of facilities to make their
projects come to life.
Portland, Oregon-based Lower
Boom creates new models and markets for storytellers world-wide.
For any questions related to the
project, please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or