Physicians for Social Responsibility seeks a short film to accompany talks on the threat of nuclear war. Physician activists have been using the 'bomb run' to describe what would happen if an atomic bomb was detonated in New York City. Film entries may use images, graphics, and written copy and must sync to an existing talk. The film is meant to heighten public engagement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.

A $500 cash prize for the most effective representation of the bomb run
A $100 cash prize for a runner up

Originality: All Entries must be made specifically for the Nukebusters Bomb Run Contest. Remixed or shortened versions of footage are welcome, but Entries must not have been publicly screened, posted on the Internet, or screened at a film festival in the same format submitted to the Contest. (See Terms & Conditions.)

Film should sync to the ‘bomb run’ portion of Dr. Ira Helfand’s talk at; the segment starts at 2:40 and ends at 5:25. Total length is 2 minutes, 45 seconds. Film should not include images of Dr. Helfand delivering his talk. [Film will be used without sound to illustrate future talks; original, with dubbing, can stand alone online.]

Entries must be less than 3 MINUTES.

Deadlines & Format: Entries must be submitted by April 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT in the required format (see terms and conditions).
Early Bird Submission Deadline: April 6, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT.

NUKEBUSTERS seeks powerful films to illustrate what would happen in the event of a nuclear bomb being dropped on New York City. The bomb run is used to help the public understand the devastation wrought by the indiscriminate impact of these weapons and to strengthen the movement to eliminate them. We're seeking compelling images and a magnetic quality that inspire action. We're interested in originality and creativity that will speak to youth and the faith communities.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Contest restricted to U.S. citizens, legal residents, or students legally residing in the U.S. for the duration of their film school programs.

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