Rainbow, whose acronym means: Right Against INtolerance Building an Open-minded World, is an action-research targeted to education professionals (teachers mainly, but also educators), as well as to children and young people, the final beneficiaries, aimed at fighting homophobia in educational settings.
The Rainbow project connects EU gay and lesbian associations, schools and media professionals promoting the rights of children and young people to their sexual identity and orientation and who fight against homophobia, in order to A) study stereotypes and B) challenge them, to develop knowledge and good practices in Europe (Italy, Belgium Bulgaria, Germany, Holland, Basques Countries and UK).
The project is coordinated by CIG Arcigay Milano, in partnership with Synergia, ECFA, Farapi, SAPI, Jekino Distributie, BJF, COC Amsterdam, LGBT Consortium/Schools Out, Ararteko, Arcigay and the collaboration of Arcilesbica Zami Milano.
RAINBOW is now seeking submissions of short films made by young people aged 15 -19 years from European countries.
The films, up to 10 minutes, must enter one of the following 3 the categories:
In one of these two different issues about sexual orientation and gender diversity:
Surroundings: being gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual at school, in the family or in sports
Relationships: me and my friends
Deadline for entries is May 11th, 2012
(The films must be delivered by May 11th)
The films must be produced in the years 2011-2012
The film should correspond to one of the given categories and send to:
Rainbow Short Films Competition against Homophobia
Centro di Iniziativa Gay ONLUS
Comitato Provinciale Arcigay di Milano
Via Bezzecca 3
20135 Milan – Italy
The Rainbow Project team will appoint an international jury – involving experts and LGBT professionals connected to the Milano Mix Festival – Gay and lesbian cinema and queer culture that will award a weekend for 2 people in a European city (flight and accommodation in hotel 3* BB) for the 2 best movies.
The winning films and a selection of the films participating (shortlisted films) will be screened at the 26th Milano MIX Festival – Gay and lesbian cinema and queer culture, in Milan, Italy, June 2012 and in other festivals organised by partners of the Rainbow Project.