Calling all aspiring filmmakers!! Document What climate change means to you, have your short film judged by the acclaimed Action4Climate jury (Bertolucci, Egoyan, Forster, Meirelles, Nair, Rafelson, Salles, Wenders & more) and win prizes! - FILMMAKING COMPETITION


Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Action4Climate filmmaking competition Whoa! The first thing thing about the Action4Climate short documentary film competition is the prestigious jury that will be judging entries. Action4Climate have really brought out some heavy hitters for the competition a testament to the importance of the message behind the competition as well as the quality and substance of the people willing to get involved.

The Action4Climate Climate Change documentary competition is open to anyone aged 14 - 35, anywhere that is interested in making a 1-12 minute short film or has something to say about climate change and our future by 1 April 2014.

The Action4Climate jury that will select the winning entries is made up of award-winning film directors, producers and international organisation representatives overseen by none other than Bernardo Bertolucci (Last Tango in Paris, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha, Me and You) as President of the Action4Climate Jury.

“There is no doubt the Earth is in danger. I am looking forward with many other people to see testimonies about the climate changes.”
- Bernardo Bertolucci

Video: Action4Climate Documentary Competition - Deadline: April 1 2014

The other acclaimed members of the Action4Climate jury include:
Atom Egoyan (Adoration, Devil's Knot, The Captive),
Marc Forster (The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z),
Mika Kaurismaki (Zombie and the Ghost Train, Mama Africa, The Girl King),
Rose Kuo (The Color of Money, About Last Night),
Rachel Kyte (World Bank Group Vice president and special envoy for climate change),
Cynthia López (Executive Vice President & Co-Executive Producer of American Documentary POV),
Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Americana),
Mira Nair (Salaam Bombay!, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Words with Gods),
Bob Rafelson (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Blood and Wine),
Walter Salles (Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries, On the Road),
Pablo Trapero (Crane World, Lion's Den, 7 Days in Havana),
and
Wim Wenders (The American Friend, Paris, Texas, Land of Plenty, Every Thing Will Be Fine).

Like I said Whoa!

Video: Jury Support Messages: Meirelles Wenders Kaurismaki Bertolucci #Action4Climate

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
The Action4Climate video competition invites young aspiring film makers from all over the world to
showcase their talents and create a 1 to 12 minute documentary about climate change. The aim is to tell
a story that helps to raise awareness about climate change and reveals what local communities or
individual people are doing to promote action, offer new solutions, and inspire change. The documentary
should provide powerful insights into what is actually happening on the ground and greater understanding
of what needs to be done to fight climate change.

WHO CAN ENTER?
The Action4Climate video competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world (individuals and teams of 5 or less) in two age groups: 14–17 and 18–35.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
In addition to the prizes mentioned below, winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.

14-17 Age Group Winners
First prize - Video equipment and software
Second prize - Video editing software
Third prize - Tablet

18-35 Age Group Winners
First prize - $15,000 (USD) which is approximately: £9,196.62 or €11,090 or R168,842 at todays rate
Second prize - $10,000 (USD) which is approximately: £6,132 or €7,393 or R112,547 at todays rate
Third prize -$5,000 (USD) which is approximately: £3,066 or €3,697 or R56,269 at todays rate

WHAT ARE THE ACTION4CLIMATE JURY LOOKING FOR IN A WINNING FILM?
The judging of the documentary entries will be based on the following equally weighted criteria:
 1) Content: clearness and effectiveness of the video in documenting a story about climate change,
promoting action, and/or offering new solutions.

2) Technical expertise: quality of the camera and audio work, effectiveness of the editing and
strength of the script

3) Innovation, originality, and impact: telling a climate story in a fresh and unusual way, appealing to
a broad and diverse audience, and encouraging further thought and action.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
1 April 1, 2014. (11.59 pm US Eastern Standard Time on April 1, 2014)

action4climate filmmaking competition


HOW DO I ENTER?
1. Check out the details of the Action4Climate competition at http://www.connect4climate.org/competition/action4climate especially the terms and conditions here http://www.connect4climate.org/images/uploads/A4Cvideo_Rules_Jan10.pdf

2. Make an original 1-12 Minute short documentary about what climate change means for you.

3. Upload your film via the Facebook application at http://action4climate.org/ or www.facebook.com/connect4climate where you can also see other entries for inspiration if need be.

4. Sit back and wait for the phone to ring.whilst the Action4Climate jury peruse your work at http://action4climate.org/
OR
5. If you are more proactive - get the your friends & public to vote  (up to 5 times each day) on your video at http://action4climate.org/ the highest ranked video will win a special People's Choice Winner prize.

Good luck


“To combat climate change is one of the major tasks of our generation.”
- Wim Wenders

Video: Connect4Climate Highlights (90 sec)


The Establishing Shot: CALLING ALL ASPIRING FILMMAKERS!! DOCUMENT WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS TO YOU, HAVE YOUR SHORT FILM JUDGED BY THE ACCLAIMED ACTION4CLIMATE JURY   (BERTOLUCCI, EGOYAN, FORSTER, MEIRELLES, NAIR, RAFELSON, SALLES, WENDERS & MORE) AND WIN PRIZES! - FILMMAKING COMPETITION

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