THEME: Honoring the theme of last season, "Remembering Red Hill and Bernal's Political Voice," Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema seeks films that reflect the many voices and influences that created and continue to impact this community. Until the 1906 earthquake, Bernal remained largely undeveloped, when refugees from the city moved into earthquake shacks on Precita Park. During World War II, the area saw another population surge. The new arrivals included many African-American families who worked at the nearby San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point. During the Vietnam War, the neighborhood was known as "Red Hill" for the anti-war activists in shared households and collectives who moved in among the working-class families. By the 1990s, Bernal's pleasant microclimate, small houses and freeway access to the peninsula and Silicon Valley led to a third wave of migration. Despite the changing demographic, Bernal retains its reputation as a community of activists and independent thinkers.
SUBMISSIONS CRITERIA AND PROCESS: Our Submissions & Selection Committee reviews all entries, selects submissions for screening and votes on three awards among all entries: "Best of Bernal," "Spirit of Bernal" and "Emerging Filmmaker" awards. All selected films/videos submitted directly to Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema are eligible for the "Audience Award," voted on by audience members. Filmmakers will be notified by the second week of August, 2018, if their selection will screen in this season's schedule. Films are judged on their production values, themes, intended audience, length and association with Bernal (not a requirement for selection)
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ENTRY FEE: $40 per entry; $20 for students with valid I.D.; fee waived for Bernal Heights-based filmmakers / production with key crew/cast who live in Bernal. Please explain in box below. To submit fee, go to https://tinyurl.com/htuyowz
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE (**required):
❏ **Contributor head shot (300dpi, jpg) — emailed to address below
❏ **Stills from finished video (300dpi, jpg) — emailed to address below
❏ **Online link for preview (NOTE: if your work is selected for screening, you must supply a high-resolution digital link, 1920 x 1080 pixels, .mov)
❏ **Short description of your piece.
❏ Trailer/promo — Hi-resolution .mov or mp4 file, maximum 5 minutes in length
Mailing Address: BHOC, 220 Rutledge Street, SF, CA 94110 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Failure to provide the required materials may preclude the Selection Committee from reviewing your entry.