Call for participants: Short Film Competition

1 of 7 Billion: Short Film Competition

On 31 October, the world’s population reached seven billion people. This unique moment in human history represents both an achievement and a challenge, and will have an impact on every single person on the planet.
On this occasion, the 7 Billion Actions campaign and Foundation 10.12.48 are inviting film professionals and amateurs, individuals and organisations to join the international short film competition, “1 of 7 Billion”, to raise awareness of issues concerning human rights, population and development, poverty and equality, gender, young people, environment, reproductive health, aging and urbanization.
Films must be in original and digital form and be from 1 to 10 minutes in length, including credits. Entries must have English subtitles if presented in another language.
Film must focus on one or more of the 7 key issues of the 7 Billion Actions campaign:

  • Poverty and breaking the circle of inequality
  • Empowerment and progress of women and girls
  • Young people
  • Reproductive health and rights
  • Healthy environmental and healthy people
  • Aging
  • Urbanization-planning for growth.

Entrants may participate in a team or individually and may submit up to two short films.
A jury will choose ten finalists from the entries submitted. Then, through online voting, users will choose the three winners who will be awarded with cash prizes.
The winners will be announced on 8 March 2012.

Deadline to submit entries: 15 February 2012
All details are available here.