We reproduce the exact text of E mail received from Mr.Nico Wasserman regarding the BBC short film competition.
We are not involved in this competition and we are passing the information received by us.
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Dear Sir/ Madam
I am a producer at the BBC and we came across your great blog and would like to tell you about a documentary competition that may be of interest to your readers.
We are asking our audiences world wide to submit short 2 minute documentaries about their lives. The project aims to find original stories with compelling personal narratives from each continent . We are very keen to hear from a diverse range of people and films can be in any language. Films can be shot using any kind of device. We have uploaded to our site some great entries from places such as Georgia, Venezuela and South Africa that were shot on mobile phones.
Our hope is to create a vivid and compelling picture of life in the world today. Up to 50 films will be broadcast by the BBC and we have some great judges selecting the films including Cara Mertes from the Sundance Film Festival and Oscar winning producer Greg Sanderson from BBC Storyville amongst others. In addition, there is HD Sony camera equipment on offer to the director of the best judged film.
We think this is a very exciting project for emerging film makers - the films will be seen by a worldwide audience of over 100 million!
The closing date for the competition is 5 March 2010 so just under 2 weeks left to enter. More information is on our website: www.bbcworldservice.com/
I hope this is of interest to you - be great to know what you think and whether you can help us circulate this on your blog. Also, it would be great to know if you have suggestions of other people we should contact who may be interested.