by press release (10 Sept, 2004)
This year's event will be in a Vancouver theatre
The Drug War Vigil Memorial Group is a social justice think tank that was founded in the fall of 2000, dedicated to ending the War on Drugs.
We recognize that the militarization of this medical issue and the criminalization of the chronically sick, terminally ill and chemically dependent have resulted in the needless loss of human life, and that this is the true crime.
We promoted social justice journalism at the 2002 Cannabis Culture Toker's Bowl Drug War Vigil Film Festival and again at the 2nd Annual Drug War Vigil Film Festival in May 2003, also during the Bowl. With spin-offs when 911 Media (www.911media.org) Washington State's premier Media Arts Center and the BC Compassion Club Society (www.thecompassionclub.org), a non-profit healthcare provider distributing cannabis and other holistic medicines, presented a DRUG WAR FILM FESTIVAL March 12 th in Seattle Wa. in addition to an earlier show here in East Vancouver.
This Year we using a theater Venue and staging it as separate event from the Toker's Bowl so broader spectrum of participants will be able to view.
Our group is honored to be affiliated with this event and thank Marc Emery and Chris Bennett, and crew of Pot-TV for their extraordinary activism in action in sponsoring this event.
Send us your films of 30 minutes or less on any topic related to cannabis, drugs and the drug war, and/or Harm Reduction.
Only submit in plain old VHS tape or Hi-8 or digital-8.
The films will be screened and judged by participants at the Drug War Vigil Film Festival Sept 24-25th as well as viewers of WWW.Pot-TV.Net
The film chosen for first place will receive
A Grand Prize of $2000 US.. 2nd place $1000.00 3rd place $500.00
New Special 500.00 Prize for best short, a short being 5 minutes or less.
You must register your film for entry by to be eligible.
Registration is FREE and only requires you email us at email@example.com with your intention A.S.A.P. and projected length of your work.
We will need to receive the finished film by September 10th 2004
Watch the web page for further details relating to with confirmed dates and actually attending the event: cost, entertainment etc.
It is our hope to inspire independent and amateur film makers to produce inspirational works.
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