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Film4Climate Global Video Competition

The Film4Climate Global Video Competition invites filmmakers from around the world to express their vision for a sustainable future by creating a short film or video about climate action.
The competition calls on filmmakers to explore Climate Action, the 13th goal under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing what individuals and communities around the world are doing to promote action, offer solutions and inspire positive change to combat climate change and its impacts.
Filmmakers are encouraged to deploy personal narratives that explore fundamental questions such as:

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.

Watch the competition teaser:

The winners will be announced at a high-profile awards ceremony at the United Nations COP22 Climate Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco in November.

The winning entries will receive cash prizes of $8,000, $5,000, and $2,000 for first, second and third place in each of two categories: an under one-minute Public Service Advertisement (PSA) or a Short Film up to five minutes.

In addition to the main cash prizes, a number of special prizes will be awarded to outstanding entries. These include a People’s Choice award, a MENA-Award for the best entry from the Middle East and North Africa region, and a “Price on Carbon Pollution” award. Other prizes, including worldwide distribution by Vulcan Productions, will be awarded as determined by presenting partners.

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The competition is the outcome of a partnership between the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate program, the United Nations, Vulcan Productions, and the Italian energy company Enel, which has endorsed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and targeted carbon neutrality for its operations by 2050. Other presenting partners include theUNFCCC, UN Sustainable Development, UNEP, The Global Brain, and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco. In addition, more than 50 collaborating partners are supporting the competition

 Click here to apply.