What makes where you are a home?
Last year sixteen original short films made by Meadville residents competed for coveted Golden Homeys, the most prestigious award in Meadville for amateur home movies about home. This year, awards season finds Meadville, like much of the world, at home as we do our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. So while you're stuck inside, join Common Roots in a special online Homeys experience!
Upload a video up to a minute and a half long about what makes where you are home for the chance to win a Golden Homey.
For your consideration... some ideas to get you started.
Show us a creative use of space in your home!
Write & perform a song about your home!
Awarded to the film we'd send to Cannes.
Show us something you've built yourself!
Show us some of the wildlife that shares your space.
Show us your quarantine buddies!
Awarded to the film with the best pet appearance.
And other surprises!
This Homeys is all online! Here's an award for the submission sent from the greatest geographical distance from Meadville.
How do I shoot a movie?
Homeys are homemade and no technical experience is required or even preferred. Cell phone footage, camcorder video, and slideshows are all appropriate for the Homey awards.
How do I edit a video?
A single shot of what you love about your home is all we need, but if you want to get creative, we recommend using the photos app on your phone, software like iMove or Movie Maker on your computer, or an online service like Kapwing.
A Homey is a minute and a half or less, which should not exceed the upload limit of 100MB. If somehow it does, try uploading the video to Google Drive, Facebook, YouTube, or another host and sending us the link. Any way you get your video to us will be accepted!
What is the prize?
A Golden Homey is a lovingly spray-painted hammer. It is a great honor to receive.
All submissions will also receive a high-quality movie poster of their Homey, suitable for downloading and framing.