9th UNESCO Youth Forum Video Competition for Videographers (Fully Funded to Paris, France)

Deadline: 31 August 2015, 12 a.m., CET
9th UNESCO Youth ForumYoung Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet
Call for proposals for young videographers and youth-led video-production companies

Are you a creative mind, just beginning your career in professional video-production?

Are you interested in climate change, sustainable development and global citizenship?

UNESCO is looking for young videographers to come and film the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris this October.

  • Are you a creative mind that likes translating messages into images?
  • Are you just kicking off your career in professional video-production?
  • Young freelancer or entrepreneur in video-production, this is your chance: show what “ Young people changing the world” means for you and work with ( and for ) UNESCO to give image and sound to the vibe of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum!
From 26 to 28 October 2015, UNESCO is organizing the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum on the theme “Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet ”. Taking place at a crucial time for sustainable development–just one month after the UN Summit for the post-2015 Development Agenda and one month before the United Nations Climate Change Conference- the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will serve as a strategic opportunity to ensure that the voices of future generations remain front and center of the
development debates.
The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will bring together over 500 young women and men from all over the world to focus on issues related to sustainable development and global citizenship. The forum culminates in a series of recommended actions to be presented at the UNESCO General Conference and to further shape local youth-led work. These actions will take into account the lived experiences and unique perspective of youth as well as the challenges facing young people today.
Minimum requirements:
This call is open to:
  • Youth-led video production companies with a minimum 2-years of professional video-production activity
  • Young freelance videographers with a minimum 2-years of professional video-production activity and with proven experience working within a video-production team
  • All applicants (either individual or within the applying companies) must meet the following criteria:
  • Be between 22-27 years old (inclusive) at the time of the Forum.
  • Minimum 2-year experience of professional video-production activity,preferably within a team.
  • Degree in Communication or Journalism
    Capacity to ensure the following film and production equipment and specifications:
    o Shoot and deliver for 16:9 aspect ratio
    o Shoot in Full HD 1920×1080 if possible, otherwise shoot SD and up-press to 1920×1080
    in post-production.
    oAudio and interviews should be recorded by external microphones, either lavaliers, reporter or


  • Travel to Paris and accommodation will be covered for the selected videographers.
  • The selected videographers must provide their own equipment. They will be provided with a brief of the video content they will be asked to produce, as well as instructions about format, and a pack including graphical content (logos, etc.) and background music, two weeks prior to travelling.
  • All the material produced within this framework will be UNESCO’s property. Mention will be made of its authors
The submission:
If you fulfil the above criteria, your submission should consist of the following:
  • A video-production of maximum 3 minutes on the theme “Young people changing the world.”
  • Your CV/portfolio and samples of your work
  • Examples of experience of working within/as member of a video-production team (if applying as a freelancer)

.If this sounds up your street, send us a short, two minute video on “Young people changing the world” to [email protected] by 31 August 2015.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum Video Competition


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