What have all these to do? You can find out by watching the movie The Million Dollar Duck on Friday, September 21st in Amposta. Traditionally, the DBF fires out on Friday evening and includes a movie screening in the town of Amposta, outside the festival grounds. In this year’s edition we’ll see a documentary that unveils the interiorities of the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, a very special (and weird) art competition run by the U.S. Government.
The film follows six artists that will compete to have their painting of a duck selected for a stamp that the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service issues every year. The contest has not money reward but just a certificate and the rights reproduction of the painting. So, how do the winners make a million dollars (or much more)? Hundreds of contestants compete for the prize, money must be somewhere!
Apart from the contest itself, sales of the stamp produce millions of dollars that go directly to conservation of protected wetlands across America. Actually, the survival of thousands of real ducks depend on the duck stamp.
Watch the movie and find out what all this story is about!