The videos are intended to create a buzz for the district, according to a request for qualifications issued by the Hyattsville CDC earlier this week.
"This request for qualifications is ongoing, on a per opportunity basis, and selected applicants will be contacted to work with the CDC on a prospective timeline, production details, and fee structure," reads a the request. Any film or video production artist or over the age of 18 is encouraged to send along their qualifications, with a preference for those who live and work in the Gateway Arts District.
The Hyattsville CDC has a history of investing in the local film and digital media scene budding in the Gateway Arts District, which runs along Route 1 between Mount Rainier and Hyattsville. The Hyattsville CDC has sponsored the Hyattsville Branch Library's Independent Film Series, the Third DMV International Film Festival in June at the Brentwood Arts Center, and has supported the Creative Edge Film Studio of Prince George's County.
Interested filmmakers can submit their qualifications according to the criteria laid out in the request, available here.