SDGs in Action Film Festival 2019

Content Manager
Event date 29 Jul '19 EDT (UTC -4)
Event location UN Headquarter • New York, United States

      Are you involved in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where you live? Can you film it, animate it or otherwise tell that story in a video? The SDGs in Action Film Festival, coordinated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Division for SDGs, seeks short films that highlight how people and organizations around the world are taking action for the 17 global goals. The Festival was launched in 2018 in connection with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that takes place each July at UN Headquarters in New York. The competition offers amateur filmmakers around the globe the chance to submit animated or live-action films up to 20 minutes long that showcase a person or project working on tangible solutions to the world’s biggest threats and making the SDGs our reality.

      Entries will be accepted in the following categories for 2019:

  • Protecting our planet
  • Reducing inequalities
  • Building peace
  • Ensuring quality education and jobs
  • Young Filmmaker (24 years old or younger)
  • SDGs in Virtual Reality/360 degrees

      The winning video in each category will be shown at the Festival in July 2019 at or near UN Headquarters in New York, with the winning filmmaker invited to attend and participate in Festival-related activities. The Festival will be free and open to all participants of the HLPF, anyone with a UN grounds pass and members of the public who register through an approved process.

      Submit your film by 26 April through here.

Photo credit: UNESCO


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