SOURCE: ITVS

March 07, 2008 19:34 ET

PBS's "Independent Lens" Invites You to Mix It Up. Make a Statement; Enter the Filmocracy Video Mashup Contest About the Politics of Food

Grand Prize Is $1,000 and Nationwide Screenings; Contest Information at: www.pbs.org/filmocracy; If You Are What You Eat, What Are You Made Of?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - PBS's "Independent Lens" invites you to make a statement about the politics of food. Enter to win the Filmocracy mashup contest. Make a short film using "KING CORN" clips and footage from Getty Images. You can even upload your own clips and mix it all up with the Eyespot online editing tool. When you're done, check out everyone else's videos and rate your favorites.

The grand prizewinner, chosen by the "KING CORN" filmmakers, will win $1,000 and have their short screened throughout the country. The most popular and highest rated videos will be chosen by Filmocracy site visitors. Additional prizes include the "KING CORN" soundtrack and DVD, gift baskets from Urban Rustic and a signed copy of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. The contest runs from March 7 - May 30, 2008 and the winners announced on June 23rd. Contest information at: www.pbs.org/filmocracy

Want to make the best film you can? Learn how with tips from the pros! The "Learn From the Pros" mentorship feature provides an opportunity for anyone to access independent filmmakers' tricks of the trade. In Inside Indies Learn From the Pros, six short films cover topics including stop-motion animation, the use of archival footage, finding a point of view and more. Learn From the Pros can be found at: pbs.org/indep endentlens/insideindies/learn/

Be a corn connoisseur, visit the "KING CORN" website and get acres of information about the crop.

Mix it up and make your statement about food.

Contest dates: March 7 - May 30, 2008

Find out more at: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/ filmocracy/

"KING CORN," a documentary about two friends, one acre of corn and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation, premieres on "Independent Lens" on PBS, April 15 (check broadcast listings). "KING CORN," by Aaron Woolf, Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney, is a co-production of Mosaic Films Incorporated and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

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