April / May 2015 theme

“Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.”
Steve Martin.

This LoopDeLoop is a special collaboration with Amnesty International, a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. They campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Our theme for April/May is Empathy, anticipating Refugee Week which takes place every year from the 14th of June until World Refugee Day, on the 20th of June. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

It is a time to recognise the struggle of those fleeing persecution and conflict and hear their stories. It is also a time to celebrate the lives of all refugees and the contributions they make to their new homes. It is a time to think about how we can help protect all refugees.

You can find out more about refugees here.

Let’s practice our craft & a little bit of that empathy to create some animated loops that encourage people to think about this human rights issue!

The submission rules are simple;

  • it must be made by you,
  • it must suit the month’s theme,
  • it must be engaging,
  • it must be submitted in one of our specified formats,
  • it must not contain pornographic material, incite hatred or include defamatory or discriminatory content,
  • it has to loop!

Selected loops will be posted within 7 days of submission for everyone to enjoy, comment and rate. The top 100 loops will screen in our host cities:

Knox St Bar in Sydney on Tuesday 26 May at 7:00pm

The Jade Monkey in Adelaide on Tuesday 26 May at 7:00pm

Little Tokyo Space in Brisbane on Tuesday 26 May at 7:00pm

Loop in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 May at 8:00pm

Learn the hidden truth about Australia’s offshore asylum policy.

Cafe 1001 in London on Wednesday 27 May at 8:00pm

Nerdist Showroom in L.A on TBA

and at Hangar 56 in Paris on TBA

Submissions close at 11:30pm on Sunday the 17th of May in your timezone.

Visit our submissions page for more details on format and content restrictions.
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