Student Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2012
The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna is once again supporting the Student Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2012, organised by the Film Festival on Human Rights "this human world" taking place every year in Vienna and held under the auspices of UNIS Vienna with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Art, Culture and Education and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria.
The competition invites students between the ages of 10 and 20 in Austria and other countries worldwide to produce short films (max. 3 min) on the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a special focus on sustainability, migration / refugees and global warming.
The aim of the competition is to raise awareness to human rights of young people, to give students the opportunity to tackle this topic from a cinematic point of view and to offer them a platform for the presentation of the films.
In 2011 the competition was already successfully launched in Austria, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia in cooperation with local United Nations information offices.
This year, UNIS Vienna invites all UN Information Centres worldwide to take part in organizing the Student Short Film Competition in their client countries in cooperation with local educational and cultural institutions and submissions evaluated by a local jury.
The overall objective is to present the winning movies from the different countries on an online platform / via social media and thus give participants and fans of the competition in the different countries the opportunity to see both local and international submissions. This will allow to share the thoughts, ideas and creative approaches of young people to promote human rights and to tackle global challenges. Awards ceremonies should be planned so that on Human Rights Day (10 Dec 2012) a selection of winning movies from other countries can be shown together with local winners.
In Austria, UNIS Vienna in cooperation with "this human world" is calling for submissions among all schools in Austria. The first three winning movies will be nominated by a prominent jury as part of the film festival "this human world" followed by the award ceremony taking place at the United Nations Office in Vienna on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2012. On this occasion the Austrian winning movies will be screened as well as a selection of winning movies from other countries. In addition to the Austrian jury award, local communities will be invited to view Austrian submissions online and vote via e-voting for an Austrian Audience Award.
For further information please contact Ms. Irene Hoeglinger-Neiva / UNIS Vienna (firstname.lastname@example.org, +43-1-26060-4448).