The Noble Homes Film Contest challenges filmmakers to showcase the true reality of living in a manufactured (not mobile) home community. Too often, these neighborhoods and homes are unfairly characterized as housing of “last resort” . In reality, this housing stock is a vital source of unsubsidized, affordable housing. In many of these neighborhoods, hard-working members volunteer their time to help themselves, their community and their neighbors.
We know there are countless stories out there that could inspire us each and every day. They’re ones we’d love to share. That’s why we’re hoping you can help by creating short films we can use to further spread the message about the benefits of manufactured home living.
Films can either be 30 seconds to a minute long, or up to three minutes, depending on which contest you enter. By entering, you’re agreeing to let us use your films for marketing purposes even if you aren’t chosen as a winner.
There are a few things to keep in mind while putting together your submission.
We recognize that the homes in these communities are diverse as well, just as the residents who live there. While newer homes can mean savings and energy efficiency for some residents, replacing a home is not always a viable options for others. Please keep this in mind when working with residents and know that a home is a home, regardless of age.
First place winners in both contests will be awarded $5,000 and a runner up will win $1,000. You can submit as many films as you want for either contest and are eligible to win in both categories if chosen by the judges. However, you will not be able to win more than once in a given contest (i.e. you can’t be chosen for both first and second place in the same contest).
Submissions will be accepted until May 17, 2019 at 11:59 Pacific time. Winners will be announced on May 6.
For more information or recommendations of people to talk to for the films, contact us.