Third Coast Festival is an international production but is based here in Chicago. They are holding another "ShortDocs" challenge, but this one has an interesting twist. Their 2010 challenge is title "Book Odds" and is a collaboration between Third Coast, The Books, and writers and producers from around the world. Here is what they are looking for, produce a short audio story (up to three minutes) inspired by (and named after) song titles from the Books' upcoming record The Way Out, and including at least two of eight samples carefully selected from their vast library. To find out how to submit visit TCF. The top four winners will get to present their piece (with Nick and Paul from the Books) at the opening session of the Third Coast Conference in Chicago, October 28-30.
So if you have a story to tell check out the TCF site and get recording.