Call for Entries: Plural+ 2011 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity & Social Inclusion PDF Print

Deadline: 1 June 2011plularpic1

Region: USA & Worldwide

Submissions for PLURAL + 2011 are now being accepted. Keep in mind that the deadline is 1 July, 2011. Early submissions are encouraged. Building on the successes of the first two years, PLURAL+ again invites the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on the issues of migration, diversity and social inclusion.

PLURAL+ not only provides young people with an effective platform to express themselves globally, but also supports the role of youth as powerful and creative agents of social change. We also encourage schools, NGOs, and the business community to support the creative vision of youth in their media making efforts.

Young people between the ages of 9 and 25 are invited to submit short videos of one to five minutes in length. The videos should express participants’ experiences and thoughts on migration, diversity, social inclusion and identity; highlighting realities as well as ideas for peaceful relations among diverse cultures and religions.

PLURAL+ supports youth engagement in these important issues, both at local and global levels, by facilitating video distribution through a variety of media platforms and networks (broadcast, festivals, conferences, events, Internet, and DVD).

A prestigious international jury will select three winners in the three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). Each winner will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at PLURAL + 2011 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media on 10 November 2011. PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other exciting prizes and professional opportunities, including co-productions and a chance to gain international exposure by presenting the award winners’ work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.

The entry form, as well as information on awards, guidelines and video production resources can be found on the at the PLURAL+ website.