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Chance the Rapper offers students the opportunity to direct new video

Chance The Rapper is giving student filmmakers in his native Chicago, Illinois the opportunity to direct his next music video as part of a new online competition.
The No Problem hitmaker is calling on aspiring directors in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district to come up with video treatments for LSD, his collaboration with singer Jamila Woods, and submit them for consideration by 2 June (17).
The top entry will be turned into a full promo, with co-director Sam Bailey offering a learning experience like no other, working with both Jamila and Chance.
Alerting fans to the competition on Twitter, Chance wrote, “ATTENTION CPS STUDENT FILMMAKERS”.
The tweet was accompanied by a flyer detailing the contest, which stated: “The winning student will shadow the directors and production crew on the set for the day. Other submitting students who show promise in the competition will be paired with a film set department head to shadow on set.”
Chance, real name Chancelor Bennett, has become heavily involved in his local community in recent months, announcing plans in March (17) to donate $1 million (£773,000) to CPS officials after a disappointing meeting with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner about the state’s education funding.
He also started a CPS Social Works crowdsourcing site to boost finances, and established a new fund specifically to bring literature and arts programmes to local schools, which benefited from a $1 million donation from bosses at the Chicago Bulls basketball team in late March (17).

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