2. What is the purpose of the OUR PRIDE VIDEO FEST Competition?
The purpose of the OUR PRIDE VIDEO FEST Competition is to expand understanding and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) contributions to society and to facilitate a California FAIR Education Act inspired initiative that rewards quality stories of LGBTQ luminaries and landmarks.
3. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
There are two divisions:
Middle School and High School Students (grades 6-12)
College and University Students (currently enrolled and in good standing)
4. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
There is a $20.00 submission fee when you upload your video. Can't afford the submission fee? Ask us about Scholarships Available.
5. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT VIDEO?
The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019.
6 .HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN BE ON A TEAM?
Students may submit a video on behalf of a team, or as a solo person. There is no limit to the number of students on a team. However, typically, a team consists of 2-4 students. Members may be in multiple schools and locations anywhere in the world.
7. ARE TEAMS REQUIRED TO HAVE AN ADULT SPONSOR?
Middle School and High School student teams are required to have an adult sponsor.
College & University students (18 years of age or over) are not required to have an adult sponsor and may submit on their own behalf.
8. WHO QUALIFIES AS AN ADULT SPONSOR?
An adult sponsor can be a teacher, parent, or community volunteer (aged 21 or older).
9. What is the role of the adult sponsor?
The adult sponsor acts as a coach and facilitator for the team, monitors the student work and ensures that rules are followed.
10. Can an adult sponsor work with more than one student team?
Yes. Adult sponsors can work with multiple student teams.
11. Can a team submit more than one VIDEO?
Teams are encouraged to submit a single entry. However, additional entries will be allowed if they are submitted by different student leaders and the entry portrays a unique subject or topic.
12. What is the minimum and maximum length the film can be?
Minimum length is 90 seconds; Maximum length is 5 minutes.
13. In What digital format should the VIDEO be submitted?
Finalized videos should be uploaded in one of the following formats: .MP4 .MPG .MPG2 .MOV
14. WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY VIDEO?
You can upload your film on any publicly accessible web server (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo). Please make sure you set the permissions to Publicly Viewable.
15. Can I include copyrighted content (images, video, music, etc.) in my VIDEO?
It is acceptable to include original text, images, video, audio, music.
NO copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this project. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.
16. Are there any resources for teachers, coaches, and students to help with this project?
We have provided participants with numerous customizable downloads and other resources to help implement your project. Go to Resources
17. WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE TOPICS FOR MY FILM?
Acceptable topics should address the contributions of significant people, places, events, culture and history as presented in the OUR THEMES section of the website.
18. Must my VIDEO have a local connection?
Participants are encouraged to document local or regional LGBTQ contributions, if possible. Also acceptable are significant people, places, and events around the world and in LGBTQ history.
19. ARE THERE ANY VIDEO RATING LIMITATIONS (E.G. STRONG CONTENT AND LANGUAGE)?
Winners receive special recognition, cash awards, and passes to screen their film at San Diego Comic-Con. Recognition will be given for Content and Relevance, Creativity, Originality and Audience Appeal, and Technical Production.
21. WHEN WILL WE KNOW THE WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION?
Videos will be evaluated by using a competition judging RUBRIC
24. Who will be judging the videos?
Invited educators, professional filmmakers, historians and archivists will judge the videos.
25. Will I receive feedback about my video from the judges?
Yes, comments from the judges will be shared will be shared with the participants.
26. How will my video be used?
Videos will be shared online and at film festivals, as well as education and community events.
27. Who are the organizers of the competition?
GlobalSchoolNet.org, Charter for Compassion, and Rainbow Advocacy are organizing the competition. See Organizers
28. What is the FAIR Education Act?
The FAIR Education Act requires that California K-12 schools provide Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful representations of people with disabilities and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in history and social studies curriculum. For more, http://www.faireducationact.com/about-fair/
29. How can our community support this program?
We have set up a Funding and Support campaign. Your donations will become the scholarships and cash prize awards to recognize our young filmmakers. Contribute Now
31. What is the ILLINOIS LGBTQ INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM BILL
ILLINOIS SENATE PASSES LGBTQ INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM BILL House to take up measure that helps all students have fuller understanding of history
SPRINGFIELD (May 2, 2018)–On a bipartisan roll call, the Illinois Senate passed the Inclusive Curriculum Bill on Wednesday, sending the measure calling for the inclusion of historical events and contributions by LGBTQ people to the state House.
The Senate voted 34-18 for the Inclusive Curriculum Bill, SB 3249, sponsored by state Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago, with two Republicans joining 32 Democrats in support of the bill.
The bill is an initiative of Equality Illinois, the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, and the Legacy Project and is supported by the Illinois State Board of Education and a broad coalition of statewide and local educational, civil rights, health, and civic organizations who hope to see a vote in the House before the end of the spring legislative session on May 31. The House sponsor is state Rep. Anna Moeller of Elgin.
An LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum can have a positive effect on students’ self-image and make their peers more accepting, and it would get Illinois closer to being a state that tells the whole story of our shared history. The teaching of history has been set a little too straight. LGBTQ identities have been erased by omission. Now, it is time for our public schools in Illinois to tell the whole story. The Illinois School Code already ensures inclusion in history curriculum of the contributions and experiences of other historically marginalized communities, including of people of color, women, immigrant communities, and people with disabilities, so SB 3249 is consistent with current state law. Since there is currently no requirement to include the roles and contributions of LGBTQ people in the Illinois School Code, the historical representation of LGBTQ people, events, and contributions is not discussed in most classrooms across the state.
Some examples: The nation’s first gay rights organization, the Society for Human Rights, was formed in 1924 in Chicago. Illinoisan Jane Addams, the mother of social work, founder of the Hull House, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was in a committed 40-year relationship with her partner, Mary Rozet Smith. The organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, was a gay man. And Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, was a lesbian.
Here is a complete list of the organizations that support the LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum Bill: Equality Illinois Illinois Safe Schools Alliance The Legacy Project ACLU of Illinois Adler University African-American Lesbian Professionals Having A Say (Quad Cities) AIDS Foundation of Chicago Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Anti-Defamation League Asian-Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA) Chicago Broadway Youth Center, a Program of Howard Brown Health Central Illinois Pride Health Center Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus Chicago History Museum Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Chicago Teachers Union Citizen Action/Illinois Howard Brown Health Center Illinois Association of School Social Workers Illinois Federation of Teachers Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center Illinois School Counselor Association Illinois State Board of Education Legal Council for Health Justice National Association of Social Workers – Illinois Chapter Peoria Proud PFLAG Belleville PFLAG Charleston PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois Phoenix Center (Springfield) Planned Parenthood of Illinois Prairie Pride Coalition (Bloomington-Normal) Pride Action Tank Rainbow Café (Carbondale) United Food & Commercial Workers Local 881