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On Inauguration Day 2017, Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center and Lower Boom 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.


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 personal belief.”


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 truth@lower.boom.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 truth@lowerboom.com or sarah@opensignalpdx.org.

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