Contest: Word Play

What's in a name? You tell us. Take a look at the titles of our Global Lens 2010 films, playing soon on Virgin America airlines:

  • Adrift
  • Becloud
  • Gods
  • Leo's Room
  • Masquerades
  • My Tehran for Sale
  • Ocean of an Old Man
  • Ordinary People
  • The Shaft
  • Shirley Adams
  • Now, let your imagination run wild and use these titles to create a story, poem, mini-screenplay or essay! Your submission can be about anything, and you can incorporate the titles any way you like. But here's the catch: You can't separate the words of any title (i.e. you can write "We're all ordinary people," but not "The people in this room are so ordinary"). Your submission must be between 350-1000 words.

    Whether it's funny, dramatic or totally off-the-wall, send us your submission by June 1st, 2010, along with a completed application, and you could be the lucky winner of two roundtrip tickets to any Virgin America airlines destination in the U.S.!

    EXTRA CREDIT: Has this word scramble got you all mixed up? Put things back in place by matching the images below with their corresponding film title (use the list above!). The winner of the extra credit challenge will receive an advance DVD copy of Masquerades, a film from our Global Lens 2010 series that is still in theaters!











    How To Enter

    • Write a story, poem, essay or mini-screenplay that includes all of the ten titles above (350-1000 words)
    • Match the title of each film with its corresponding image (optional extra credit)
    • Read the official rules for details, then fill out this entry form and email it to:
      or send it by mail to:
      The Global Film Initiative
      Attn: Wing It!
      145 Ninth Street
      Suite 105
      San Francisco, CA 94103
    That's it! You have until June 1, 2010 to send us your submission. The student entry that our committee finds the most creative and original will be awarded two free roundtrip tickets to any Virgin America destination in the U.S.!

    We look forward to reviewing your submission!


    The winner of the Wing It! Contest, "Word Play," will receive 2 non–refundable tickets to anywhere Virgin America flies. The winner of the extra credit challenge (optional) will receive an advance DVD copy of Masquerades from the Global Lens film library (in theaters now). In the event of multiple correct submissions for the extra credit challenge, a winner will be chosen at random from that group. Winners will be announced the week of June 15th, 2010.

    Official Rules

    Please click here to read a full description of the official rules for the Wing It! Contest. By entering this Contest, you agree to the rules and restrictions set forth by The Global Film Initiative.

    Click here to see the winner of the previous Wing It! Contest, "What's Happening?"

    the classroom

    Teach with film. Think with film.

    Experience the world through film.

    Share your opinions, express your ideas.

    Bluescreen is designed for you. Tell us what you think and learn how you can do what we do.

    Want to see a film?

    Check out our calendar to see where our films are playing or email us to host the entire Global Lens film series in your community!