VIBE and AaFFRM have joined forces to give one talented, New York based, female filmmaker the opportunity to travel to Urbanworld Film Festival 2012 to make a short documentary chronicling MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. The acclaimed feature film is the first in the history of the Sundance Film Festival to win “Best Director” by a Black woman. This is the beginning of a new series for VIBE TV called “In Development,” which will feature up-and-coming filmmakers, actors, and producers who will have the chance to interview and create projects with established industry individuals.
The lucky winner will attend the prestigious Urbanworld Film Festival from September 19-23 to create a behind-the-scenes documentary about the film, MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, as it makes it's international debut. AaFFRM will provide access to interviews and b-roll with writer/director Ava DuVernay, leading lady Emayatzy Corinealdi and other key cast and crew, as well as exclusive footage from the Sundance Film Festival and Los Angeles Film Festival premieres of the film. VIBE will provide resources to shoot, produce and edit the documentary, which will then run on the VIBE Media | Access Network platforms to coincide with MIDDLE OF NOWHERE's October 12 theatrical release. To win, contestants must submit a 250-word essay outlining why you want to be a director, plus a video of previous work (short, music video, branded content, webisode, etc) that does not exceed 3 minutes in length. Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19 at 12 noon EST.