Banned Books Week 2010: Second Life Machinima Contest

Banned Books Week

Calling all filmmakers! As part of our celebration of Banned Books Week (BBW) in Second Life this year, we’re inviting everyone to take part in our Banned Books Week Machinima Contest. Machinima is filmmaking within a real-time, 3-D virtual environment like Second Life.

Your inspiration for your machinima entry should be “Think For Yourself and Let Others Do the Same,” the theme for this year’s BBW campaign. Submissions will be accepted between August 22 and September 25, 2010. Participants can enter as many videos as they’d like. The grand prize winner will receive 10,000 Lindens; a BBW 2010 T-shirt; and their video featured on the OIF Blog and in AL Direct. For more information about the contest, including rules and specifications, please click here. For further questions regarding the contest, please contact Tina Coleman (AKA, Kay Tairov in Second Life) via e-mail at

If you are not a filmmaker, but would like to participate in the fun, the machinima will be screened on ALA Island in Second Life on Friday, October 1. Those present will have the chance to vote for their favorite machinima. The audience vote will be factored into the judges’ final decision.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!