Entries invited for MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival

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Didier Bonnet – Founder and President, Megacities Shortdocs
Didier Bonnet – Founder and President, Megacities Shortdocs

Megacities Shortdocsinvites applications for participation in the 6th edition of the MegaCities-ShortDocs Citizen Film Festival, a festival of short documentary-films that highlight initiatives which seek to bring effective solutions to MegaCities’ challenges and inspire people to take actions to improve the life of MegaCitizens in their MegaCity.

The international contest is hosted with festivals held in various megacities to support the making of short documentaries raising awareness about urban challenges and seeking solutions.

The contest is open to professional and amateur documentarians who live in one of the 38 megacities around the world.

Documentaries for entry must be up to 4 minutes long and cover issues and local initiatives in a megacity, covered by one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. Possible topics include mobility, energy, health, accommodation, supply, business, security, communication, culture and education.

Megacities include Tokyo, Jakarta, Delhi, Seoul-Incheon, Manila, Mumbai, Karachi, Shanghai, New York, São Paulo, Beijing, Mexico City, Guangzhou-Foshan, Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, Moscow, Dhaka, Cairo, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Kolkata, Buenos Aires, Tehran, Istanbul, Lagos, Shenzhen, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Lima, Paris, Chengdu, Lahore, London, Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Nagoya, Chennai and Rhine-Ruhr.

The best shortdocs will be exhibited during the festivals around the world. Winners will receive a trip to Paris and up to EUR1,500 (US$1,667).

The deadline to register on online at http://megacities-shortdocs.org/register-form/ and to upload ShortDoc on shortfilmdepot.com.isOctober 15, 2020. See tutorial at http://megacities-shortdocs.org/shortfilmdepot-tutorial/. Results of the selection process of 15 to 20 nominees by an international professional Jury will be announced in November.

The finalists (best ShortDoc Makers among the 15 to 20 nominees) will be invited and the winners awarded at the Paris Award Ceremony in mid-December 2020 while screenings in a selected number of megacities around the world will take place between December 2020 to end of June 2021.

For more information and to apply, please click: http://megacities-shortdocs.org/info-and-registration/.