2005 Rap-It-Up/BASS Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition Winners Announced
The Black AIDS Institute, BET, the Kaiser Family Foundation and YWCA USA on Monday announced the winners of the second annual Rap-It-Up/BASS Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition, a contest awarding $25,000 to black filmmakers and aimed at increasing HIV/AIDS awareness within black communities. A committee of health educators, entertainment executives and celebrities unanimously decided to select two winners this year: "Multitude of Mercies," a story from a Washington, D.C., writing team about a young black minister who deals with HIV/AIDS in his church, and "Let's Talk," a screenplay by a Los Angeles resident about how to broach the topic of HIV testing within a new relationship. The winning screenplays will be produced into short films to debut on BET on World AIDS Day 2005 on Dec. 1 and National HIV Testing Day 2006 on June 27, 2006, respectively (Joint release, 8/22).This is part of the Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.