A Primatology Film Competition is to be held to judge the best films/videos made in the area of primatology produced from 1997 up to present. The winning productions will be screened at the Congress of the International Primatological Society in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 3-8, 2008.

There will be two categories:
(1) professionally made (e.g. commercial or public television company productions with budget above $30,000),
(2) non-professional, independent productions that cost less than $30,000.

There will be preliminary screenings and judging by Ph.D. level primatologists at one or more locations, and the five best entries in each category will be screened in Edinburgh. 
Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top entries in the non-professional category, and appropriate certificates from the IPS will be awarded the winners in the professional category.

Each film will be ranked from 1 to 10 on the following criteria, by each judge:
(1) scientific accuracy/value;
(2) esthetics and film craft; 
(3) educational/conservation value.

The deadline for receiving entries is January 31, 2008.
For further information see the Congress website at:
and/or contact: Charles Weisbard at:


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