Rachel Kyte at the People’s Climate March
September 21 2014
Rachel Kyte, World Bank Group Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, tells the youth that this is their time for climate action.
The Action4Climate competition inspired young directors from around the world to send in their climate change stories. More than 230 entries from 70 countries were received showing a new world of climate impacts, solutions and actions, addressing one of our generation’s greatest challenges. As World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim says, “We will never end poverty if we do not tackle climate change.”
Action4Climate stories are of drought in Sub-Saharan Africa, floods in Southeast Asia, extreme weather and regret from the Philippines. They show climate solutions, from renewable energy to inspiring leadership. They are personal stories of society getting together and tackling climate change. They are stories of hope and action, directed at a global audience.
Trailer showing a new world
About the Competition
This competition is now closed. Thank you for sharing your stories.
Winners will be notified and awarded later in the year.
In addition to the prizes mentioned below, winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.
|14-17 Age Group Winners||Prize|
|First prize||Video equipment and software|
|Second prize||Video editing software|
|18-35 Age Group Winners||Prize|
|First prize||USD 15,000|
|Second prize||USD 10,000|
|Third prize||USD 5,000|
WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN TO YOU
ACTION4CLIMATE video challenge invited young aspiring filmmakers to produce and submit a 1-12 minute video documentary telling a story about climate change.
How are you tackling climate change in your community?
What climate solutions have you identified?
What needs to be done to solve the climate challenge?
The contest was open to young filmmakers from all over the world (individuals and teams of 5 or less) in two age groups:
Download the competition rules here.
Award-winning film directors and producers, and international organization representatives are selecting the winning entries:
Bernardo Bertolucci - President of the Jury
Dowload the Action4Climate flyer