Bristol Bay Residents Respond to Day in Our Bay Contest
Video Mentors Head to Villages, 151 Shareholders Request Video Cameras
ANCHORAGE – Bristol Bay residents are poised to share their voices and views on video this weekend. A total of 151 Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) shareholders have requested a free video camera, and video mentors will travel to eleven communities this week to train people on how to use the cameras. It’s all part of the “Day in Our Bay” video contest, which challenges residents to document their lives and feelings about the land on a single day – Saturday, October 15.
Professional videographers are traveling to Clarks Point, Dillingham, Aleknagik, Manakotak, Togiak, Chignik Bay, Naknek, Ekwok, New Stuyahok, Koliganek and Kokhanok between Oct. 14-16 to teach video workshops. The “video mentors” also will be filming behind the scenes in each location.
After the videos are shot on Saturday, BBNC shareholders have until Oct. 20 to postmark their edited or unedited video to enter the “Day in Our Bay” contest. Videos also can be uploaded electronically through Oct. 25.
A panel of judges will award prizes in a variety of categories, looking for originality, sincerity, content and creativity. Ultimately, video submitted in the contest will be used by professional editors to create an eight- to ten-minute movie that allows Bristol Bay residents to talk about their lives and region in unexpected ways. A debut screening of a film incorporating highlights from submitted footage will occur during the Anchorage International Film Festival, in December. Five contest winners will be flown to Anchorage to attend the film festival for the debut screening of a film incorporating highlights from the submitted footage.