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Entries Invited for Second International Video Competition for Short Films Promoting Peaceful Solutions

Deadline: April 17, 2009

The City University of New York Dispute Resolution Consortium ( http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/dispute/index.asp ) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice ( http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/ ) has announced the Make Talk Work Second International Video Com- petition for short films that demonstrate how peaceful solu- tions can be applied to difficult issues. Funded by the JAMS Foundation ( http://www.jamsadr.com/JAMS-Foundation/JAMS-Foundation.asp ), the project aims to increase public awareness of dispute reso- lution and the innovative formats it uses to resolve conflict in many different spheres.

The films, which can be up to sixty seconds long, can be based on any of the twenty-four Make Talk Work bookmarks, including creative settlements of disputes, conflict resolvers dealing with conflict situations, communications that prevent violent outcomes, prevention of bullying or harassment, and inspiring communication breakthroughs. Up to thirty-two prizes ranging from $250 to $3,000 will be awarded to individuals or teams. Winning entries will be posted on YouTube and the CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium Web site.

Guidelines for submissions are available at the DRC site. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15017246/johnjay