After receiving climate stories from every corner of the world 80 videos have been selected for the shortlist of the Film4Climate Global Video Competition. The finalists include 20 Public Service Announcement video and 60 short films selected by a technical review committee, who analyzed and evaluated a grand total of 864 exciting and thought-provoking videos submitted to the Film4Climate Global Video competition over a 3 month period.
“The content, quality, number and cultural diversity of the videos submitted to the Film4Climate Competition is not only a pleasant surprise, it is also a proof of the importance of this subject around the world. We are truly appreciative to be able to give a voice to those who feel the impacts of climate change the most, and those who are leading the implementation of climate solutions" says Paula Alves Silva, Selection Committee.
The renowned Film4Climate jury, led by Bernardo Bertolucci, is now evaluating the submissions and making their selections. Winning videos will be announced and celebrated at the Film4Climate Award Ceremony on November 13th during the United Nations Climate Conference (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The winning entries will receive cash prizes of $8,000, $5,000, and $2,000 for first, second and third place respectively in each of two categories: Public Service Advertisement (PSA) or Short Film. The Film4Climate Global Video competition is the outcome of a partnership between the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate program, the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, the UNFCCC, UN Sustainable Development, UNEP, Vulcan Productions, and the Italian energy company Enel, The Global Brain, and Italian and German governments. More than 70 collaborating partners joined the competition to support the global youth call for climate action.
The announcement of the winners on November 13 is one of many opportunities during the UNFCCC COP22 climate conference to celebrate the global youth call for climate action presented by the Film4Climate video submission. The films will be featured throughout the two weeks from November 7 until November 18 and different events will recognize the Special Awards: the MENA Award (for the best entry from the Middle East and North Africa region), the Price On Carbon Pollution Award (for the best video on Carbon pricing) and the Youth Awards (for winners of the Age 14-17 Group).