International Freethought Film Festival Waives Student Film Submission Fees
For Immediate Release
(Tampa, August 30, 2010) To celebrate its one year anniversary as a non-profit organization, the Freethought Film Festival Foundation, has waived film submission fees to the International Freethought Film Festival for enrolled college students until November 1, 2010.
Promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film, The International Freethought Film Festival is a home for independent films that critically examine truth-claims. Reason, logic, critical thinking and science are embraced as the best way to explain the universe; while superstition, dogma, tradition and argument by authority are rejected as justifications for practices, policies and behaviors that are often of detriment to humans and the earth.
Student filmmakers can take advantage of the waived film submission fees until November 1, 2010, to submit their features or short films for consideration via Withoutabox. Scholarships will be awarded to student entrants in both categories. The International Freethought Film Festival opened its Calls for Submissions for its first season in October of 2009. The Final Deadline is November 20th, 2010, with a Withoutabox Extended Deadline allowing submissions up until January 15th, 2011.
Andrea Steele, the director of the event, states, “The International Freethought Film Festival is a celebration of having the basic human right to express freethought concepts, and to educate the public on the importance of using reason and science, instead of superstitions and pseudoscience to explain our natural world. Our own minds are capable of coming up with solutions to improve upon the human condition, and magical explanations to life’s current mysteries are off the table for freethinkers.”
Opening night for the International Freethought Film Festival is Friday the 13th of May, 2011, and will run until Sunday, May 15th, 2011. The event will take place at the Tampa Theatre, in Downtown Tampa, Florida, USA.
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Freethought Film Festival Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization, exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Federal tax code. Established in August, 2009, the major focus of the organization is to host an annual, International Freethought Film Festival. Its mission is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
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