Young people between the ages of 9 and 25 are invited to submit short videos, of one to five minutes in length, expressing their thoughts, experiences, questions and suggestions on migration, diversity, integration and identity, highlighting their realities as well as ideas on developing a peaceful coexistence in diverse cultural and religious contexts, in an international competition supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation.
The PLURAL + annual video competition, organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with the support of the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims to ensure youth engagement in these important issues both at local and global levels by mainstreaming their voices through a variety of media platforms and distribution networks (broadcast, video festivals, conferences, events, Internet, DVD) around the world.
A press release said an international jury will select three winners in three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). Each winner will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at PLURAL + 2011 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media on 10 November 2011.
PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other exciting prizes and professional opportunities, including co-productions and a chance for awardees to gain international exposure by presenting their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.
The deadline for video submission is 1 July, 2011.
The Anna Lindh Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures is a €7 million EU-funded project which aims at bringing people and organisations of the region closer and promoting dialogue, by offering them opportunities to work together on projects in the fields of culture, education, science, human rights, sustainable development, the empowerment of women and the arts. The Foundation is the first institution to be jointly created and co-financed by all member countries of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. (ENPI Info Centre
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