In just its second year of existence, the Film Your Issue (FYI) competition has developed a huge profile: not only are big names like George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Senator Barak Obama on its jury, but it also has support and involvement from MSN, among other corporations. What is FYI? Why, I'm glad you asked. "Americans...18 to 26 [are asked] to submit a 30-60 second digital film, live-action or animated, about any issue that matters to them" by the deadline of May 1. The pool of entries will be narrowed down by the public through voting host by MSN; voters will be able to see all the entries and their creators on blogs at MSN Spaces. (Are you sensing a trend here?) Once the semifinalists are selected, another round of voting will take place involving both the public and Clooney and his fellow judges.

Winners will be announced in June at a UN ceremony (?!), and here's where things get really cool: MSN will send the finalists to Sundance, where their films will be shown; final films will also be screened at the Maui and Vail film festivals, (the kids'll have to pay their own ways to those); the creators of the top two entires will be offered "paid internship[s] at Paramount Pictures and The Walt Disney Company." I don't know about you, but if I was in that age range, with an interest in film? The internship offer had me at hello.