The Call for Entries for the 2013 PLURAL+ Video Festival has recently been announced. PLURAL+ is a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion, and to share their creative vision with a global audience. It is a joint initiative between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, with a network of over 50 partner organizations, who support the creative efforts of young people and distribute their videos worldwide.
Since 2009 over 600 entries from 72 countries have participated. Winning videos have been screened in dozens of festivals, cinemas and broadcasts on television networks throughout the world.
The 2013 PLURAL+ Video Festival Opens for Submissions. The Call for Entries is On!
PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change, and supports cooperative efforts to reduce tension in a world often characterized by conflict and division.
In many parts of the world youth not only represent the future – they are the majority today. Recent events in the Arab Spring demonstrate the power that young people have to bring about positive social change through active participation as citizens.
PLURAL+ aims to support dialogue between young people from different cultures, and in the process, increase awareness and respect for diversity. Creative media are such a powerful approach to this dialogue because, fundamentally, they appeal to a sense of shared human experience and common goals.
For the festival, PLURAL+ is seeking for short videos, of up to 5 minutes. Entrants must be youth between the ages of 9-25.
The PLURAL+ Jury Award prizes will be awarded in three (3) age-based categories:
- 9 to 12 years old
- 13 to 17 years old
- 18 to 25 years old
Each category winner will receive US$1,000 and an invitation to present their work at the PLURAL + 2013 Awards Ceremony, at the Paley Center for Media on December 2013 in New York.