Young Filmmakers Competition

The competition is part of the #EUandME campaign, which aims to show how EU legislation and initiatives can enable young people to pursue their passions: from training to travelling, surfing the internet to saving the planet.

Filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35, from the 28 EU Member States, are invited to submit an idea for a short film that tells a story linked to the impact of the European Union in people’s daily life.
Entries can be submitted in one of 5 categories:

– Mobility,
– Sustainability,
– Rights,
– Digital, and
– Skills & Business.

Each category will have a winner, who will receive a grant of € 7,500 to realise their film.
Entrants must submit a written synopsis of the film, max 500 words (including title, headings and sub-headings) in English and in their mother tongue.
They should also submit a short smartphone video, maximum of 60 seconds, in English or in one of the official languages of the European Union, in which they explain their motivation and the concept of their film.
Participants must already have made at least one short film in the past, which they should include in their application.
The 5 winners, for each category, will be selected by a public vote online, which will take place in January-February 2019.
They will receive a grant of €7,500 each to produce, shoot and edit their max 5 minutes film by 30 April 2019.
Winners will also receive mentoring by one of the professional directors of the jury during the filming and editing process.


Deadline to submit entries: 7 November 2018, 12.00 CET.

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