London (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
The race is on for five filmmakers to make an inspiring film about microfinance and claim the title MicroFlicks Film of 2013. They were selected from over 125 filmmakers who entered the MicroFlicks film competition, which launched last November. MicroFlicks is being run by VisionFund and its global humanitarian and relief partner, World Vision. The aim of the competition is to produce films that show the social impact of microfinance and inspire millions to become involved.
The chosen five come from Australia, Kenya, New Zealand and the United States. Each person brings a unique set of expertise and a fresh view of how microfinance helps bring people out of poverty. Films will be made in Ecuador; Malawi; Mexico; Myanmar and Sri Lanka during April and May with final judging taking place in July 2013.
”A massive thank you to World Vision and VisionFund for this opportunity and for making us more aware of the needs that are in this hurting world," says Tara Askew, one of the five finalists. "I can’t wait to tell the untold stories of those in Mexico.”
”This is not just an exciting opportunity for filmmakers, it’s an exciting opportunity for the work of VisionFund,” says David Knights, VisionFund Global Director of Marketing & Fundraising. ”We want to bring microfinance into focus and help the public to understand its role in long-term sustainable economic development for individuals and communities. These filmmakers will do just that.”
A MicroFlicks blog site has been set up to follow the five filmmakers on their journey. Chris, a finalist from the US said, “I am looking forward to competing against some truly great filmmakers from across the globe. I look forward to sharing more of my journey and adventures with the rest of you over the next few months!”
The films will be posted online and available for a public vote in July 2013. The winner will be announced in August and will receive a pro level editing suite.
For more information on the campaign, visit: http://www.MicroFlicks.org.