We are Shakespeare: Digital Film Initiative
We Are Shakespeare is a loosely curated digital film festival that celebrates the diversity of the world-wide production and impact of Shakespeare’s plays in our digital age. Two to three minute pre-recorded film clips of short readings, performances, and testimonials about the impact of Shakespeare by political figures, cultural leaders, and Shakespeare lovers of every age and background will be streamed and remain on view in an open-access digital video platform. STA member theaters will be able to both create clips of their 400th Celebration performances as well as recruit local and national leaders for testimonials and submissions by patrons and students. Once the website is debuted with clips by member organizations, anyone will be able to post their own short digital films that adhere to the guidelines. STA is currently in conversation with the British Council on a major partnership to unite their Shakespeare Lives/All the World’s a Stage project with STA’s.
In your video clip (3 minutes maximum), you are invited to respond to one or more of the following:
- Why Shakespeare?
- What is your personal connection to Shakespeare?
- Do you have a Favorite Shakespeare memory?
- Why should Shakespeare continue into the future?
- Give us a taste of Shakespeare (play reading, performance, painting, film clips, etc.)
Guidelines & Criteria for Submissions
Users need to fill out a brief submission form to be subsequently sent a confirmation email that includes a link to upload their video.
THIS WILL BE A CLICKABLE LINK TO A FORM
Type of video you’d like to submit (check one):
Personal Tribute (testimonial)
Performance bit (quote or actual performance footage)
Youth Submission (anyone under 18)
After being sent a link to the upload page, there is further information to be collected:
Confirm name & email address:
Length of submission (must be under 3 minutes):
Title for your submission:
Brief Description of Submission:
By submitting your video, you allow STA to host your video on our YouTube channel and to use all or an edited portion in further STA activities. (examples: may be used to promote this celebration, or for use in future fundraising and promotion of the STA organization.)
Below are Highlighted Videos - These videos will rotate once a week throughout 2015 & 2016
TO SEE ALL VIDEOS CLICK HERE