Short Film Competition 2014

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Short Film Competition

The Generation Green

Campaign Aims to Five an Identity to Nepali Youth

 

Background

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.

Entry Conditions

  • Contestant must be a TGG member. If you are not a member as yet please fill the form in this link http://tgg.org.np/membership-form/ and submit. If you are a member please give your personal details as Full name, Date of Birth, Contact no. and email address
  • Entry is free of cost. Films must be of broadcast quality and will be accepted only in DVD format. Entries without the duly filled-in entry form will not be considered. Films once entered cannot be withdrawn. The cost of mailing the films to the competition organizers must be covered by the entrants themselves. The organizers will not be responsible for any loss, damage, and/or delay of films in transit.
  • Films must be original work and must not infringe upon copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the film contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining prior consent to the submission of the film.
  • The filmmaker/s should be between 16 –26 years in December 2014 and must provide documents verifying his/her birth date.
  • While, submitting the film, please give due credit to the story source/persons/ institutions, etc.
  • The film must not contain any obscene, unlawful or objectionable material. The film should not be discriminatory towards any religion, community or individual.
  • By submitting their films, filmmakers agree to broadcasting/screening of their films by the organizers of the competition (KIMFF) and WWF Nepal, during and after the competition, as and when required, for non-commercial purposes.
  • The dispatching of any film to the competition implies acceptance of the competition regulations. In case of any controversy on a matter not mentioned in the regulations, the competition organizers will decide on appropriate action. The organizer’s word shall be final.
  • Films must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

 

Criteria

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:

  1. a. Environment
  2. b. Sustainable Living.

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.)

Jury and Awards

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.

Winners of top three shorts will receive cash awards:

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.

Filmmakers of the top five shorts will participate in WWF Nepal’s ‘The Generation Green’ mentorship program.