I have been having problems with my internet connection at home for the past few days so haven’t been able to post anything on the blog, however I have been quite busy at the office! A few weeks ago I was feeling a bit dissapointed regarding the SikhNet Youth Film Festival. All of us at SikhNet put in a lot of time and effort to promote and encourage youth to get involved and make a video and we had only received a few submissions. My wife just kept telling me…to wait till the end….wait till the end..and she was so right.
The deadline for submitting a video is tonight (Aug 31st) and it seems like everyone is waiting till the last MINUTE to submit their video! Everyone must have been procastinating till they HAD to get busy with their poroject. Just last night we got about nine video submissions! It’s really exciting to review the videos and see the time and effort that everyone put into their videos. There is quite a variety and submissions from all over the world.
Right now I am in the process of editing and processing them to get them ready for display online. I am hoping to post them up tommorow…but we’ll see how things go.
The Judges for the competition will be people who have background in acting/creating films/documentaries,etc. None of us at the SikhNet office will be official judges. So far our confirmed judges are Waris Ahluwalia who was an actor in the American movie: "Inside Man" (A Spike Lee Movie with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster and others) and "The Life Aquatic" with Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, and others). We also will have Ish Amitoj Kaur who produced the film "Kambdi Kalaai" and Our third Judge is Sartaj Dhami (Dasmesh Pictures) who has produced many great independent videos promoting Sikhi. We might have a few more judges…but I am still working out the details.
I’m pretty excited and looking forward to sharing all the videos and creative talent that so man Sikh Youth have put into the SikhNet Youth Online Film Festival.
More to come in the next day or so! Back to work….