Call for Video Submissions: 2024 PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

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Judith Macharia ()
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PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that invites the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, and social inclusion. By supporting the distribution of youth-produced media, PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of positive social change in a world often characterized by intolerance and cultural and religious divisions.

Every year, PLURAL+ gives young people around the world the opportunity to express their vision and their creativity through multimedia production. PLURAL+ invites young people of up to 25 years old to submit original and creative short films focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.

PLURAL+ Videos

PLURAL+ video entries are five minutes maximum and can be of any genre (animation, documentary, music video, comedy, etc.) as long as they convey a message that can contribute to making the audience think in constructive ways about the cross-cutting issues of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia. In addition, videos can be in any language as long as English subtitles are provided.

Selection

PLURAL+ video entries are organized into three age categories: 1) up to 12 years old; 2) 13-17 years old; and 3) 18-25 years old.

An International Jury then helps select three PLURAL+ International Jury Distinction Recipients in each age category. In addition, UNAOC and IOM will confer recognitions in the following special categories:

The Special Recognition for Combating Xenophobia and Discrimination will be conferred to a film that advocates for mutual respect and that illustrates the global issues of xenophobia and discrimination, particularly when based on ethnicity, religion or belief, such as antisemitism, Christianophobia, Islamophobia, and other forms of religious intolerance.

The Special Recognition for Inclusive Action on Climate Change and its Impact on Migration ill be granted to the best short film that explores the nexus between migration, environment and climate change and highlights the challenges and opportunities, while also advocating for inclusive approaches that address the intersecting strengths and vulnerabilities of diverse communities.

PLURAL+ partner organizations also grant recognitions and professional opportunities to more than 20 videos every year.

PLURAL+ Recipients

Videos are chosen on the basis of their potential to have an impact on the audience, as well as on their artistic, innovative, and creative content. The recipients of the PLURAL+ International Jury Distinctions and Special Categories will be invited, all expenses paid, to participate in the PLURAL+ Ceremony, which will take place in in Portugal in late 2024.

Submit your video today!

 



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