New York – PLURAL+ is a Youth Video Festival on migration, diversity and social inclusion. It emphasizes intercultural dialogue, youth expression and the desire for peace and better understanding worldwide. It is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM – UN Migration Agency), supported by partner organizations from around the world.
Each year, young people (up to 25 years of age) are invited to send short videos (up to 5 minutes in length) to PLURAL+, addressing issues of migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia.
The three winners of the PLURAL+ 2017 International Jury Awards for the age groups of 9-12, 13-17 and 18-25 are respectively: “Eliminate Hate, Eliminate Borders” from Mexico; “Aibek” from Kazakhstan; “Child of All Nations “ from Indonesia.
In addition, this year, PLURAL+ will also give for the first time the following special awards: an Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia, the TOGETHER Award, and the UN Video Award. Their winners are respectively: “The True Impact” from Nepal, “Twighead” from the Philippines, “We are not Enough” from Poland, and “Refugee” from Turkey.
PLURAL+ partner awards will also be celebrated. This year, PLURAL+ received over 320 videos from all over the world. Twenty-seven videos were selected for awards. Winners included entries from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Syria, Turkey, UK and USA.
Click here to register for the 2017 PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony now.