Mercy is the theme for 2016 short film contest

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Goodness Reigns, a local non-profit organization, invites all aspiring and experienced filmmakers to submit entries to the organization’s “Share the Story” 2016 Short Film Contest.

The theme of the contest — mercy — is a nod to the Jubilee Year of Mercy, currently being celebrated throughout the Catholic Church.

Goodness Reigns promotes the sharing and creation of faith-based media and art, according to a news release from the organization.

Contest winners in three categories will receive prizes of $1,000 each. All films must be less than seven minutes long. Submissions are due by midnight on June 1.

The contest categories are:

  • Films depicting the works of mercy performed by individuals or organizations;
  • Films with original musical compositions inspired by mercy;
  • Films with the most online votes as part of the “People’s Choice Award.”

Filmmakers are invited to explore the theme of mercy in one of the following ways: documentary, drama, creative presentations or a music video.

Submissions will be judged for creativity and how they appeal both to young people and a secular audience. Judging will be open to the public during the people’s choice voting period in July.

To view past contest films and for contest guidelines, visit goodnessreigns.com. Contact Suzanne Haugh, executive director of Goodness Reigns, with any questions by email at suzanne@goodnessreigns.com or by phone at 468-4688.

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