Megacities Shortdocs Accepting Entries for Short Documentaries Contest

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Didier Bonnet
President Magacities Shortdocs

Megacities Shortdocs, based in Paris, France, is accepting entries of short documentaries for the seventh edition of its international contest, MegaCities-ShortDocs 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 lives of MegaCitizens in their MegaCity.  The Festival is scheduled to take place from December 3 to 9, 2021.

Submitted documentaries must be up to four minutes long and explore 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, and Buenos Aires

Other megacities are Tehran, Istanbul, Lagos, Shenzhen, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Lima, Paris, Chengdu, Lahore, London, Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Nagoya, Chennai and Rhine-Ruhr.

Documentarians entering the “15 Minute City” and “Urban Climate Crisis” categories can submit shortdocs filmed in megacities or smaller cities.

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

Deadline for registration for the contest is October 31, 2021

ShortDoc Makers have until October 31 to register and to upload their ShortDoc on Shortfilmdepot. It is highly recommended to register online before producing and uploading entries.

To participate, entrants need to first register before applying

The festival, now in its seventh edition holds from December 3 to 9, 2021.

Please visit the website for detailed Information and Registration.