The time has come. We kicked off our MAST program this year with a trio of contests: Voices Seen, People of Earth, and Micro-docs.

With Voices Seen, we're identifying animators for our 2019 animated short written by Hubbel Palmer and Chris Bowman, and directed by Jared and Jerusha Hess.

With People of Earth, we're encouraging writers to collaborate with visual artists, or develop trans-media skills themselves.

And with Micro-docs, we're supporting short-form, socially conscious, and impactful documentary work.

We've fallen in love with a lot of these submissions—you've not made it easy on our judges! But we're looking forward to handing out some well-deserved blue ribbons, then moving on to our 2019 fellowship.

Winners will be announced here at on March 31st.

Thanks to all who participated, sharing with us your labors of love.