The submissions for the Faith and Spirituality Shorts Competition are now open for voting as of Tuesday. Filmmakers had two weeks to submit short films with the only constraints being the spiritual theme.
The competing works not only showcase a variety of styles and genres, but also approach the theme with a naturally wide array of perspectives. At the time of this article, current frontrunner The Wish Book takes the idea of spirituality and asks different people to express their dreams for the world. The film combines candid interview with imaginative animated drawings.
I Am Spirit functions as a sort-of video poem, where writer and performer Joey Papa explains the innate meaning of who we are beyond our material constructs. New Day is a straightforward documentary on intellectually disabled patients at Croatian hospital, and the people who care for them. On the other hand, films like The Rebel, the Soldier and the Outcast make reference to religious text, playing with genre.
The winner of the Faith and Spirituality Shorts Competition will be revealed on December 16th by whoever has earned the most votes when the competition closes. That filmmaker will be awarded $300, and as always, all participating films will have had the exposure that comes with being featured in The Audience Awards.
Go to The Audience Awards to vote for you favorite film and check out upcoming competitions!