ASK NOT Filmmaker Contest: Enter to Win an Apple iMac Computer

Posted on June 2, 2009
Who doesn’t like a contest? From now through June 30, WHYY-Philadelphia invites you to create a short film and share your views about the U.S. military’s "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the first-ever ASK NOT Amateur Filmmaker Contest. The winner will receive a 20-inch Apple iMac computer and will be featured on the Independent Lens Community Voices webpage. Film submissions must be less than ten minutes and have an underlying theme and relevancy to "don't ask, don't tell.” All submissions must be accompanied by a signed contest entry form. Read more about contest details, guidelines and contact information >> The ASK NOT Film Contest is a project of WHYY with support from ITVS, in connection with the national broadcast on June 16 at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings). As wars rage in the Middle East, the U.S. military is eager for more recruits––unless they happen to be openly gay. In a film by Johnny Symons, ASK NOT explores the tangled political battles that led to the infamous "don't ask, don't tell" policy and reveals the personal stories of gay Americans who serve in combat under a veil of secrecy. Interested in learning more about "don't ask, don't tell?" WHYY recently spoke with veteran linguists Alex Nicholson and Jarrod Chlapowski and Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire. Listen to their interview >> Visit the Independent Lens ASK NOT Web site >>

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