The Green-Go Short Film Contest 2016

Jul 15, 2017

Deadline for submitting your film is 31st October 2016 [CET 24hrs]

A great opportunity for a WWOOFer or Host to win 700 euros making a film about their WWOOFing experiences…

CEEweb for Biodiversity is organizing the international short film contest with the aim to promote ecological and sustainable ways of life.

Green-Go Short Film Contest has been attracting young and creative people from all over the world since 2011. For six years, and through many green topics, we have influenced millions of people to spread message of sustainable consumption, raw materials and nature´s beauty.

The organisers of Green-Go Short Film Contest are waiting for attention grabbing short films focused on agriculture, circular economy and the benefits of Europe’s nature. We expect films that raise awareness about a specific problem or show a solution.

Make a film, choosing one of the following three themes, that has a high impact on citizens and decision makers – calling them to act so our world becomes a better place to live.

 

#1 Small Is Beautiful

John was a farmer of few hectares providing his community with healthy and fresh food. A large amount of land next door was purchased by a farmer using pesticide and planting only wheat on thousands of hectares. The results became devastating. Water and vegetables turned bad, bees and birds disappeared, the food was not healthy anymore. John could not provide good food to locals anymore. 

Almost 400 billion euros (40% of the total EU budget) goes to agricultural support, but not in a sustainable way. Small scale farmers are hardly supported, while health, nature and quality food are not in focus anymore.

Do you have a good example of sustainable farming? Do you want to show that we need a change?

Make a film about issues caused by intensive agriculture or small-scale farming solutions. Raise awareness and inspire others!

#2 Round ‘n Round

The answer to our planet’s resource challenge, the circular economy. Instead of the ’throw-away economy’ we need a circular economy, which better serves the people and does not destroy the planet. Industrial symbiosis, resource recovery,  lifetime expansion or urban mining are few ways which can help to achieve the absolute reduction in resource use.

Do you have a brilliant idea or working example about circular economy? Do you want to show it to the world? Shoot a film and raise your voice for the sustainable use of our planets resources and benefits of a circular economy!

 

#3 ACT NATURALLY!


Raise your voice for European nature!

The majestic Iberian lynx only counts around 100 adults. Monk seals, once abundant in the waters of Greece, have less than 500 individuals. The playful European mink is now critically endangered. These and other 1200 species’ only stronghold is the largest network of protected areas in the world, the Natura 2000 network. These areas are all around you!

Go out, experience Europe’s natural wonders and show it to the world that it is worth protecting nature! For us, for our children!

  • Make your stance for European nature!

Get inspired by these videos and read more here:

 

The best shorts will not only win valuable prizes but will be showed at international events that affect our future!

Deadline for submitting your film is 31st October 2016 [CET 24hrs]
 

AWARDS

  • Category winners: gift voucher worth 700 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 400 EUR in an acclaimed online store.

 

For more details on this short film contest please visit the Green-Go website:http://greengofest.eu/

CEEweb for Biodiversity website: http://www.ceeweb.org/

 

And don’t forget to consider the *WWOOF Canada Video Contest* too (http://www.wwoof.ca/videocontest)  having a deadline of November 14th!  You must be a WWOOF Canada member to apply.  Maybe you can combine these two opportunitites into 1 project and have the potential to win both!

 

Good luck if you decide to join the contests.

 

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