Leading filmmakers and climate experts have joined forces to launch a initiative, 1 Minute to Save the World, this new initiative that is expected to use the power of the short film to raise awareness on climate change.
Films can be made in any format – video, animation or even on a mobile phone. Amateurs, professionals, grand pops and children from all over the world are encouraged to send in entries. Deadline for entries is 17:00 (GMT), Friday October 30th 2009.
The films will be shown on the 1 Minute To Save The World website as part of an online film festival ensuring that anyone anywhere in the world who has internet access can ‘attend’ the festival for free with near to zero carbon emissions.
Following the submission deadline, the competition’s in-house team will select 15 of their favourite films plus the five films rated most highly by the public by 7 November. On 9 November, these 20 finalists will go before a panel of judges and be screened in the featured section of the competition home page and on The Guardian Unlimited. Winners and Prizes will be announced on 23 November 17:00 (GMT).
The winning films will screen at select cinemas in the UK and be shown at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December. They will also be used as a viral campaign distributed by worldwide Partners to raise international awareness and challenge public perception of climate change. There will also be a prize of £1 000 to the overall winner.
For more information visit www.1minutetosavetheworld.com/thecompetition/