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UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival

UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Open to: applicants worldwide
Venue: 25-27 October 2019, Florence, Italy

Description

The circumstances of childhood have changed dramatically since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed in 1989. Great strides have been made and complex new threats have emerged.

The aim of the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival is to showcase the best world film and video on childhood. Entries to be included in the festival will promote deep reflection on narratives of childhood and the experiences that shape them – in the child’s individual life, in the family, the community, in institutions and societies of both the Global South and North.

Emphasis will be placed on films and media that authentically represent the thoughts, voices, and experiences of children themselves. While the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival has no age limits for entry, in keeping with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, special priority will be given to films and media that have been written, directed or developed by and/or with children, young people, and young adult artists; however, entries from filmmakers and producers of any age are fully encouraged.

As a new festival, the final program will be developed based on the quality and diversity of entries submitted. We encourage entries in all media forms and lengths, both dramatic and documentary.

The UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival is a collaboration between the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the Cinema La Compagnia di Fondazione Sistema Toscana.

Eligibility

Films to be included in the festival will promote deep reflection on narratives of childhood and the experiences that shape them – as individuals, in the family, the community, in institutions and societies – reflecting realities in the Global South and North.

Emphasis will be placed on films and media that authentically represent the thoughts, voices and experiences of children themselves. While the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival has no age limits for entry, in keeping with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, special priority will be given to films and media that have been written, directed or developed by and/or with children, young people, and young adult artists.

Films to be included in the UNICEF Innocenti Film Festival must be explicitly centered on a child or adolescent characters.

Two categories for entry have been established:

– General Entry – filmmakers and producers of any age can submit entries between 20 and 120 minutes duration;

– Under 20 – filmmakers and producers who have not passed their 21st birthday may submit entries of any duration.

UNICEF Innocenti will work with young people, the global network of UNICEF offices in 190 countries, Fondazione Sistemi Toscana and other partners to select and curate the festival program according to the above criteria.

Only entries in English or with English subtitles will be considered.

Benefits

The festival will showcase the world’s best current film, video, multi-media, with emphasis on young artists and the Global South.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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