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News The World Bank's Film Contest on Climate Change

The World Bank's Social Development Department is calling for submissions to a world-wide documentary competition, "Vulnerability Exposed: Social Dimensions of Climate Change".  The submission deadline is only one month away, October 24, 2008.  We hope to receive submissions of 2-5 minute documentaries which creatively showcase the social implications of climate change in the areas of conflict, migration, urban space, rural institutions, drylands, social policy, indigenous peoples, gender, governance, forests and/or human rights.

There are two award categories: 1) Social Dimensions of Climate Change Award (general category) and 2) Young Voices of Climate Change Award (youth category). The general category is open to everyone; the youth category is open to entries submitted by filmmakers who are under 24 years old. Award winners will be chosen through a combination of public voting and a judging panel.

The award winners will be invited to Washington, DC for a screening of their film and to attend a series of networking and learning events organized by the Social Development Department, World Bank. The tentative schedule of events to be organized for the award winners includes: awards ceremony, film showcase event, cocktail reception, career development workshop, and seminar series on the Social Dimensions of Climate Change.

1. The film must be a minimum of two minutes and a maximum of five minutes long.
2. All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (US Eastern Time) on Friday, October 24, 2008.
3. Films in all languages are accepted for the Contest. However, entrants are strongly encouraged to include subtitles and/or a full-length script in English, to facilitate public outreach and the contest judging process.
4. By entering, contestants agree to give permission to the Social Development Department of the World Bank to screen their films at events and on its website during and the following the contest period.
5. No unlicensed use of copyrighted material.
6. No rude, unlawful, discriminatory, and/or sexually explicit material.
7. No promotion of products or services.
8. All films can be entered, regardless of previous screenings and awards,
9. Contestants can submit more than one film.

We encourage you to consult our website for more information regarding submission requirements, awards, details on the judging process, etc.

Post your film on YouTube and fill out the online Registration Form at
Can't post your film on YouTube? Send a compressed .wmv or quicktime file to
Slow Internet connection? Mail a DVD of your film to the Social Development Department:

ATTN: Megumi Makisaka
SDCC Micro-documentary Film Contest
Social Development Department
The World Bank Group
MSN MC 5-508
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433-0002

All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (US ET) on Friday, October 24, 2008

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Keyword(s) Climate Change
Geographical coverage International
News date 23/09/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH