The 7th edition of Green-Go Short Film Contest is now launched!

You care about nature? You want to be a part of a solution to challenges? You feel creative?

Get inspired, find a story, do your research, get your team together, grab your camera and go outside to make your short film now! Send your film by 1 October 2017.

This year we have 3 exciting topics:

#1 Build Green, Live Green (green infrastructure)

Science has proved that we are healthier and happier if we live in greener environment. Parks, gardens, tree lines, orchards, woodlands etc. have many and significant benefits for people, as nature makes us healthier and happier; helps us be fit and beautiful; makes us more creative and improves our memory. Plus, it is good for the economy as well.

So what is stopping us from having more nature in our lives?

Investigate the root of this problem, point out to its causes or show us a success story and offer a solution. Let your voice be heard!

#2 The Last Day on Earth? (Earth Overshoot Day)

We are taking, we are consuming, and we are wasting without thinking about consequences of our actions. Planet Earth gives us enormous resources. Enormous, but not limitless.  Did you know that Earth has to regenerate resources we are using and that we use more than can be reproduced?

Every year, the date that marks the day when humanity has exhausted Earth’s natural budget (called the Earth Overshoot Day) arrives earlier and earlier. In 1987 it was on December 19 and last year it was on August 8.

Now think, how can we help? We can bike to work or take public transport; we can consume less meat or become vegetarian; we can use less plastic; recycle; lower energy consumption… the choices are multiple. Tell your story about problems and solutions with your short film.

#3 Your Europe in 2050 (EU budget)

Close your eyes and imagine Europe in 33 years from now… Where are you? Are you in a place you are happy to be in or are you somewhere you want to escape from? How the world around you looks like?

Think about the problems Europe is facing today: social inequality, loss of animal and plant species, climate change, air pollution, management of water resources, waste, excessive noise and traffic… Will these issues be diminished, increased or will they remain the same? If the extent of problems will change, what is your vision of Europe in 2050?

The answer to these challenges is directly related to the next EU budgets and their shape – what will money be spent on? We want to see a green budget, where public money is spent for public good. Send us your vision of Europe in 2050, your dream or your nightmare in a form of short film and let us know what you hope for or what you’re terrified of!

FILM REQUIREMENTS

  • COMPLETELY fill out the online application form for contest films!
  • The films should not be longer than approximately 4 minutes. The shorter the better. Aim for 60-90 seconds.
  • Films can be of any genre (cartoon, animation, puppet film, documentary, interviews, etc.)
  • Send us the original film file (in any film format) via the below detailed file transfer websites in high resolution (at least 720 px wide)
  • Besides the film file send us the following files via Wetransfer (up to 2GB file size) or via My Air Bridge (up to 20GB file size):
    • time-coded subtitle file in English (.srt format). A separate time-coded subtitle file must be attached also to films without dialogues but with floating titles/texts. Only English subtitles are accepted!
    • 3 screenshots from the short film (.jpg format)
  • One applicant can only submit a maximum of three films (separate online application should be filled out for each)
  • Send all the material to contest@greengofest.eu

The winners of each of the three categories will be decided by a jury by 14 November. Please be aware if any of the criteria mentioned above is not met, we will not accept he application!

AWARDS

  • Category winners: gift voucher worth 500 EUR each in an acclaimed online store.
  • One public award for the film collecting the most votes on the Green-Go website: gift voucher worth 200 EUR in an acclaimed online store.

Winners will be notified by email, information will also be available on greengofest.eu on 14 November 2017 after closing the public award voting.

  • The received short films will be selected based on:
    • creativity and
    • originality
    • strength of social, environmental and conservation messages
    • potential impact on citizens and decision makers
    • professionalism

The films will be evaluated by a jury consisting of film professionals and NGO members. In each category, the jury will announce ONE winner on 14 November 2017.

Due to the great interest in the contest and many inquiries, the starting date of the online voting for the audience award will be postponed to 30 October 2017 – the submitted short films will be available at  greengofest.eu and visitors will be able to vote for their favorite ones. The voting ends on 12 November 2017 and the winner will be announced on 14 November.

DEADLINE

22 October 2017 CET 24:00

We wish you all a creative film shooting!



Terms and conditions

The applicants of this short film contest confirm that the organisers, namely CEEweb for Biodiversity and their international affiliates, can freely use the videos of the applicants for non-commercial use, if they accepted this condition at the application. The applicants are requested to indicate whether they wish to participate in the public award contest thus granting the organisers with an exclusive license. The organisers therefore should be granted with a permission for such video to be posted and viewed by third parties on the Green-Go’s and the organisers’ website. The applicants thus approve that the organisers can use, screen and publicize the videos and their parts freely, free of charge and without any restrictions. The organisers cannot broadcast the films for profit-gaining reason. The applicant cannot pursue any charges or demands in relation to the copyright. In case the applicant doesn’t want to grant an exclusive license for the organiser, the organiser still may contact the applicant for permissions in terms of screening in a later stage. The organisers cannot make any relevant changes without the permission of the makers of the videos. If the videos are broadcasted by the organisers or their affiliates, the organisers are always obliged to indicate the title, and the name of the producer/director of the videos. The organisers are not responsible for any copyright violating entries. The organisers reserve the right to exclude any videos from the contest if ethical or legal concerns arise in relation to copyrights and during the voting.

The applicants are free to use the copyright of the video and screen, publicize, use, sell, etc. their productions in relation to any other contest or entities besides this contest.

The applicants confirm that all persons appearing on the videos have given their permission for the use of their images, and their dignity and human rights are respected in the making of the film.

The award winner prizes’ vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash or other prizes. The vouchers will be valid in acclaimed online stores also operating in the award-winner applicant’s countries. The award winners will be requested to sign and send via regular mail a declaration form on receiving the vouchers.

We reserve the right to put only those short films on the website, which was approved by the staff or jury members. If any ethical concerns or the suspect of cheating in the mode of voting arise, we reserve the right to exclude the applicant from the contest without any further notice.