The Mobile Film Festival, an independent initiative based on 1 mobile, 1 minute, 1 film, has launched a special edition focused on the ActNow climate action campaign, in collaboration with UN Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC), the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), and YouTube Creators for Change.
The ActNow campaign, led by the UN Department of Global Communications, engages individuals around the world in daily actions to reduce our carbon footprint – like traveling more sustainably, saving energy, or eating less meat. More information – and the interactive ActNow chat bot – are available here: www.un.org/actnow
To participate in the Mobile Film Festival, anyone can submit a short film on climate action, made with a mobile phone or tablet, in any language. Chosen by a jury of prestigious professionals as well as through a public vote, the winners will receive awards in the form of creation grants and scholarships to assist them as emerging filmmakers. Submissions are due by 16 October 2019, winners will be announced on 10 December.
During the last edition (on human rights), the Mobile Film Festival received more than 700 films from 81 countries and reached 21 million viewers.
We encourage you to promote the Mobile Film Festival’s call for entries (open now, through 16 October 2019) to your media and civil society networks, using the following resources:
- Mobile Film Festival website: www.mobilefilmfestival.com
- Press release in five languages: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iLwVItaaYPeSPaHm9n3vqo2TCsMolEXw
- Social media messages: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gwCGWtJgwucRYH4QD7CxaBttN9EcvFz3
- Logos/posters: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WJKZNwr2v7yuBkf3IcSGxAz4XiPBV4cB (logos); https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1q3MXdeVX2f41DR-Vq6wReGgKrUrTMZjN (posters)
- Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N23Mcw1HZE and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16E0RWsrutU