Artists: Have you ever thought how you could get your art – graphic art, animation in a major film?
A new documentary Generation A: Portaits of Autism and the Arts (produced by Joanne Lara and Barry Shils) is having an art contest for artists on the autism spectrum. The contest is for best graphic design for a header page for their chapters in the documentary. Artists pick one chapter and design a page using the words in the chapter.
The chapter words must be clear as they will be in the movie. There is a possibility that more than one person will be selected.
Pick one of these six chapter headers:
Portraits of Autism and the Arts
Autism Movement Therapy
Visual Arts and Animation
Music and Song Therapy
Autism as Part of a Dual Diagnosis
Looking Toward the Future and Employment
Word art, animation, graphic art, art with crayons, pencils, pens, or brushes all are acceptable. Send a high-resolution image or animation to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and phone number. All entries must be received by Monday, November 19 at midnight PST. Winning entry will be notified by Friday, November 23, 2012.
The winner will be selected to create the graphics for the five other chapters, and will receive $100 and be part of the film credits.
Generation A: Portraits of Autism and the Arts features portraits of five creative people on the autism spectrum and interviews with Ed Asner, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Stephen Shore, Joanne Lara of Autism Movement Therapy, Yudi Bennett of Exceptional Minds, Elaine Hall of the Miracle Project, Debra Hosseini of The Art of Autism and many more.
See an old film promo here from their Kickstarter campaign from 2011. Joanne and Barry now have over 200 hours of footage and have condensed it to 93 minutes.
Editorial Note: We viewed this documentary in Carpinteria on November 4 and everyone raved about it! We are certain this will be an important film in the industry.