The crowd size debate is small and silly on its own, but the daily war over whether words and facts have meaning is a gigantic deal.
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) January 21, 2017
Open Signal and Lower Boom will be awarding (5) $1000 stipends to 5 NW storytellers to help facilitate the creation of original work reflecting/commenting on the concept of Post-Truth.
WHAT IS POST-TRUTH?
Oxford Dictionaries selected “Post-Truth” as 2016’s international word of the year, after the contentious “Brexit” referendum and an equally divisive U.S. presidential election caused usage of the adjective to skyrocket, according to the Oxford University Press.
The dictionary defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”
SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US
Open Signal and Lower Boom invite storytellers to submit ideas, scripts or treatments (or even finished films) to firstname.lastname@example.org within 100 days, (April 29th, 2017) for consideration.
The finished work will premiere on the Post-Truth-World.com website, as well as the Open Signal website. A Post-Truth festival screening will also be held, date and location TBD.
NOTE: We are taking submissions, right now and on-going, for finished work to be featured on the Post-Truth website. Any film submitted to email@example.com can be featured on the sites, regardless of the stipend awards. If the filmmaker desires, the work (regardless of stipend awards) will also be considered for other outlets such as the Lower Boom Presents channel at the Hotel Eastlund (hoteleastlund.com/news/exclusive-tv-at-hotel-eastlund/) and the soon-to-be-released Lower Boom Presents short film compilations.
Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center is a community-driven media arts center located in Portland, Oregon. With a commitment to creativity, technology and social change, we make media production possible for everyone. We host numerous educational opportunities for filmmakers to gain skills and access to state of the art equipment in order to produce new content. We want to share your voice and vision with the world. We welcome folks interested in participating in Post-Truth to take classes and use of facilities to make their projects come to life.
Portland, Oregon-based Lower Boom creates new models and markets for storytellers world-wide.