The first annual Sphere College Short Film Contest is officially under way! Entries will be listed on the Film Contest page as they are received. The contest is open for entries through April 10, so there’s time to conceive, execute and upload entries. So far there is only one entry, so there’s plenty of opportunity here for fame and fortune! Winners receive cash prizes and a viewing on the big screen at Sphere College’s First Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, April 20 at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. So encourage your filmmaking friends to get working on their entries!
There are so many positive things happening with the college these days it is difficult to recount them all here. And in fact, for many of them it would be premature, but I look forward to letting you know about them as the deals are sealed.
I would also like to take a moment to thank all those who have been responding to the call for support. Contributions are coming in regularly now and they help us in many ways. Here are just a few:
- defray direct costs of operating a small but growing college
- demonstrate community support to the students who have been committing energy to their education
- demonstrate faith in the success of this nonstandard educational model to others who are considering helping out financially, but would be more comfortable if they see others take the lead first
Let me reiterate: if you’re hesitating to contribute because you think your gift may be considered too small, no one will think that. Any amount is greatly appreciated! If 10,000 people give at least $10, we will be able to hire faculty, secure space, hire administrative staff and purchase supplies. We will then be in a position to turn our energies to seeking grants from the many foundations that wish to support innovative adult education programs. So visit the DONATE! page, make a contribution, and encourage other like-minded individuals to do so.
And hey… get out there and enjoy the weather!