I am trying to spread the word about an interesting film project...
Birth Matters Virginia is inviting mothers, fathers, filmmakers, film students, birth advocates, and others to create a 4-7 minute documentary video about birth. The subject can be anything related to mother-friendly maternity and delivery care, and the goal is to educate women about their options and choices. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Second place $500 and an honorable mention prize of $100 will also be awarded. The deadline for entering the contest is Mother's Day, May 10, 2009. The organization is based in Virginia, but entries from around the world are welcome and all are eligible for prizes, both amateur and professional.
Guest judges of the video contest are Sarah Buckley, Ricki Lake, and Abby Epstein (the former is an MD, homebirth mother of four and author of "Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering: A Doctor's Guide to Natural Childbirth and Gentle Early Parenting Choices," and the latter two known for "The Business of Being Born," which you must see if you haven't).
For rules and to see how to enter, please visit http://www.birthmattersva.org/videocontest.html You can also join their Facebook group to get updates about the contest and exchange ideas with other participants at http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?gid=73753459808#/group.php?gid=737534598\\08.