Film4Climate Global Video Competition 2016 for Filmakers Worldwide (USD$30,000 Cash Prize Plus More)

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm EST, September 15, 2016.

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers between the ages of 14-35 years old from all over the world to showcase their talents and create a Public Service Advertisement (PSA) (less than 1 min) or a Short Film (1-5 minutes) about climate action.
The videos should show a personal climate change narrative:
  • What does climate change mean to you?
  • What are you doing to solve the climate challenge?
  • What is your climate message to the world?
The submissions should emphasize what people around the world are doing to promote action, offer new solutions, and inspire change.
You could highlight the rise of green competitiveness, support transformational climate policies, or focus on the costs of climate in-action and the need to put a price on carbon. You could show how investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, low-carbon resilient cities, and climate-smart land, water and natural resources use, all contribute to solving climate change.

Climate Action is the 13th goal under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), though it is widely acknowledge interlink with the other SDGs. In the description of the video please explain how the climate message connects with the other SDGs.

  • Participants submitting films to the competition must be between 14 to 35 years old inclusive as of September 15, 2016.
  • The contest is open to individuals and teams. There is a maximum limit of five members for any team
  • Submissions must be received by direct video file upload through the Film4Climate Competition platform before the deadline: 11:59 pm EST, September 15, 2016. Do not submit DVDs or Blu-rays.
5. Video submissions must be created by and owned by the participants and uploaded as a single file in the highest quality, but no larger than 1 GB.
The Judging Panel will select up to eight entries, who will earn the highest overall score based on the jury members individual vote:
– 3x PSA winners for the 18-35 age group;
– 3x Short Film winners for the 18-35 age group;
– 1x PSA winner for the 14-17 age group;
– 1x Short Film winner for the 14-17 age group.

The Judging Panel will select the winning entries (individuals or teams) based on the following equally weighted criteria:
– Content
– Technical expertise
– Innovation, originality and impact

In the event of a tie, the winner will be selected based on the video’s content, then technical expertise and finally on innovation, creativity and impact. If there is still a tie then the winner will be selected based on a vote by the Judging Panel.
First-prize winners of the 14-17 age group will receive video equipment and software for each category, Public Service Advertisement or Short Film. First, Second and Thirds Prize winners of the 18-35 age group will receive cash prizes in two categories (Public Service Advertisement and Short Film).

All participants may receive special recognition at film festival and will be celebrated at the awards ceremony at COP22.

Winning entries will receive special recognition at all relevant Connect4Climate events, and be prominently featured and promoted through the social media channels of Connect4Climate and Partners.

14 – 17 Age Group
PSA (< 1min) Short Film (1 – 5 min)
1st Prize: Video Equipment/Software 1st Prize: Video Equipment/Software
18 – 35 Age Group
PSA (< 1min) Short Film (1 – 5 min)
1st Prize: US $8,000
2nd Prize: US $5,000
3rd Prize: US $2,000
1st Prize: US $8,000
2nd Prize: US $5,000
3rd Prize: US $2,000
  • People’s Choice Award: Given to the most popular video as determined by likes through the video gallery.
  • MENA Special Award: Given to the best entry by a participant from the Middle East and North Africa region.
  • Presenting Partner Special Prizes: Given to outstanding contributions selected by the Connect4Climate team or representatives of the Presenting Partners.
  • Price on Carbon Pollution Award for best entry dealing with the topic of carbon pricing and cost of climate change

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