Nepal is a young country. The median age of an average Nepali is less than 21 years. Unfortunately, three out of four Nepali youth entering the job market every year leave Nepal. The impact of such brain-drain gets further accentuated by the identity crisis faced by Nepali youth because of lack of their constructive engagement in larger socio-political discourse. Nepali youth need a chance.
WWF Nepal’s THE GENERATION GREEN campaign aims to give an identity to the Nepali youth who make informed choices; informed choices in taking the right career decisions; informed choices by engaging in constructive activities positively impacting their society, country and the environment they live in. ‘The Generation Green’ members will serve as active and articulate advocates of sustainable development in Nepal and, indeed, the world. The Generation Green (TGG) envisions to aware 500,000 youth from 16 to 26 years within 5 years. Education and empowerment are key focus areas of the campaign whereby WWF Nepal aims to strengthen the engagement of Nepal’s youth in conservation and work with them to raise conservation awareness and initiate and participate in conservation activities and advocacy.
In the lead up to Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2014 (11-15 December), WWF Nepal and Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) invite individuals (ages 16 – 26) to a short film competition titled ‘The Generation Green’ where your views take centre-stage and your opinions hit the spotlight.
Using the medium of film, and in three minutes or less, lead us into the aspirations of the generation green – Nepal’s budding leaders – and showcase the change that you want to see and be for Nepal. Raise an issue, pick a case and deliver a solution, as Nepal’s youth, from an individual perspective or through a collective action. The films should encapsulate one of the following themes:
The films should be short, sharp, and provocative and up to 3 minutes. They should be original in concept, innovative and highly motivational (no restrictions have been set in terms of discipline or genre. The entries can be documentaries, fiction, animation or experimental art forms.)
Trophies, along with citations, will be awarded for overall excellence to the winners of the three best films, which can demonstrate originality and topical relevance on the theme. A three member jury will adjudge the films.
1st Prize– NRs. 80,000
2nd Prize– NRs. 60,000
3rd Prize– NRs. 40,000
(*Cash prizes are subject to TDS)
Top ten shorts will be screened at KIMFF 2014, 11-15 December and will be part of Travelling KIMFF.
Top ten shorts will be packaged into a DVD entitled “The Generation Green” and will be used by WWF Nepal and Himal Association/ KIMFF for communication and outreach purposes and to inform, educate, raise awareness on topical issues associated with the generation green.