FILM4CLIMATE GLOBAL VIDEO COMPETITION
The Film4Climate initiative is dedicated to greening the silver screen. Established as a natural follow-up to the extraordinary success of our Action4Climate documentary film competition, Film4Climate is a global campaign committed to developing a concrete plan to mitigate the environmental impact of film production as well as raising awareness about climate change through cinema.
Our initiative to green the film industry has a dual purpose: To reduce the environmental impact of film production—making a movie, especially a blockbuster, produces massive amounts of greenhouse gas emissions; and to spread climate change messages through cinema. Messages woven in an engrossing story on the big screen changes minds, and hearts. The objective is two-fold:
- Unify the film industry under one globally recognized standard for sustainable productions
- Develop a global commitment from industry signatories who pledge to meet the standard, reduce the environmental impact, and participate in encouraging climate change awareness and action
Already counting on the support of over 160 film industry organizations, the Film4Climate campaign has held workshops with producers and directors at the Palm Springs, Chicago, Cannes, Guadalajara, Venice, and Reykjavik film festivals. It has also organized screenings and discussion of climate conscious films at many other relevant venues, including the World Bank Group Headquarters.
We are very excited to share with you a great opportunity for young people to get involved in the global climate change discussion. The #Film4Climate Global Video Competition is a joint initiative of the World Bank Group, Connect4Climate, and the United Nations with the support of a number of Presenting Partners and over 60 Collaborating Partners.
The Competition invites young people to share their climate change story, as a short video of under 1 minute or 1-5 minutes. Prizes up to US $ 8,000 can be won, as judged by a renowned jury of award-winning filmmakers, communications professionals and environmental experts.
To find out more about the competition, see here: https://connect4climate.org/Film4Climate-Global-Video-Competition-open
See the press release available in multiple languages here: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2016/06/20/film4climate-global-video-competition-opens
Download and share the Competition flyer here: https://www.connect4climate.org/publication/film4climate-competition-flyer-multiple-languages
Use the #Film4Climate Social Media kit to spread the word, available here: https://connect4climate.org/publication/film4climate-competition-social-media-pack
TO ENTER THE COMPETITION AND READ THE RULES: https://www.film4climate.net/
Let’s work together to take on climate change and make sure the voices of the youth are at the center of advancing climate change solutions and identifying opportunities in the new climate economy.
We are connecting to take on climate change. If you have any questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.