On Saturday July 25, executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”) are inviting budding film makers the chance to pick up their cameras to create “Life In A Day 2020.”

Exactly 10 years after the original “Life In A Day,” the world will once again come together to create a YouTube Original feature-length documentary that tells the story of a single day on Earth.

Selected footage sourced from participants from around the world will be woven together in this documentary to tell the story of an ordinary day during these extraordinary times.

The completed “Life In A Day 2020” film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and on YouTube in 2021.

On Saturday, July 25, people around the world are being invited to film their day. ”Maybe you’ll be filming from home as you continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, or maybe you’re in a part of the world where you’re figuring out how to move forward in a transformed world. Maybe you’re connecting with friends, reuniting with family, or going to work. Maybe it’s a special day – you’re getting married, moving out, sharing important news. Or maybe it’s just a normal day.”

A 30-person team of multilingual reviewers stationed around the world will begin reviewing and translating submitted videos in order to weave together these unique experiences and perspectives to create a time capsule of this moment.

The organisers are encouraging people from all over the world to take part, and they hope to capture a wide perspective on life.

Submissions are open from July 25 to August 2, which means you will only have one week to submit your footage at lifeinaday.youtube.

Whilst you may meet some stiff competition form other entries around the world, it would be great if we could get at least one entry from West Lothian in the final cut!

 

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