Bill Gates asks aspiring teen filmmakers: What does it mean to be human?

Aspiring filmmakers take be aware: Right here is an extremely enjoyable challenge to work on this summer season.

The Huge Historical past Mission is working a contest posing the query: “What does it mean to be human?” A number of well-known folks have already taken a stab at this large query, together with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

The competition is open to these 13 and over within the U.S. and Australia. These coming into ought to create a 60 to 90 second video answering that large query for an opportunity to win the grand prize of $5,000 and a contract to make three extra movies for the Huge Historical past Mission. The profitable video will be performed at VidCon on the primary stage in late July. Second and third place entrants obtain $1,000.

Huge Historical past Mission will present the 25 finest movies on its YouTube and social accounts — and so will Gates — in entrance on an estimated viewers of 40 million folks.

Different notable thinkers have already created movies, too, together with bestselling YA writer John Green (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Cities) and #TalkNerdyToMe’s Jacqueline Howard. The deadline is July 8.

Watch Gates’ video under:

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