Want to take part in a film directed by Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and produced by Ridley Scott? Just make sure you document what you and/or others are doing on July 24, 2010, something that especially represents life in your area on that day in this year. Also, apparently you should show what you fear, what you love and what's in your pockets. Then upload the footage to YouTube (details are here). If it is deemed worthy and fits the project's rules (you must be at least 13; you must live in any but the six usually prohibited nations; you must follow YouTube's usual guidelines), Macdonald may select it to be included in the user-generated documentary Life in a Day, which will simultaneously premiere at Sundance and on YouTube in January.

One important thing, though: if you do want to contribute don't do so just to be a part of a "historic cinematic experiment." While this is being sold as "the first user-generated feature-length documentary shot in one day," that title has already been achieved by at least one film, Jeff Deutchman's 11/4/08, which compiles footage shot by filmmakers from around the world on that titular day in which Barack Obama was elected President of the United States. I'm not sure why Scott and Macdonald selected 7/24/10 as their special day, but it certainly won't be as significant. Sure, it will be a time capsule, though so many other films are as well. I also don't imagine it will be a continuing interactive collaboration like Deutchman's project is.