Mobile Film Festival returns this year to celebrate Human Rights
PARIS – For their 14th edition, the Mobile Film Festival has announced their partnership with YouTube Creators for Change, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union, as part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be taking place in Paris in December 2018.
For this exceptional edition, the Mobile Film Festival is back with the rules that made it famous: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, but now imposing a theme to filmmakers: #StandUp4HumanRights, the slogan and official hashtag of the campaign celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The call for entries is open till 11 October 2018.
For 14 years, the Mobile Film Festival has been defending the values of equality and discovery, excluding economic obstacles thanks to the use of the mobile as well as the free inscription to participate to the festival, while adding value to the filmmakers’ creativity, who have one minute maximum to tell a story.
A festival which is 100% digital, that is the DNA of the Mobile Film Festival since its creation, but its very short and creative format allows a diffusion on all kinds of screens: mobile, tablet, computer, TV and cinema. During the last edition, the Mobile Film Festival received more than 1000 films from 88 countries and reached 17 million viewers.
The aim of the Mobile Film Festival is to reveal and support tomorrow’s talents by helping them to become more professional. By giving the floor to filmmakers from all geographic and cultural backgrounds, the festival presents a variety of strong and committed films. That is the perspective in which are implemented our partnerships with YouTube Creators for Change, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Union.
This year, the Mobile Film Festival will offer 66,000 € of creation grants:
- Grand Prize France: 20,000€ granted by YouTube Creators for Change
- Grand Prize International: 20,000€ granted by YouTube Creators for Change
- Grand Prize Europe: 20,000€ granted by the European Union, through the Partnership Instrument.
- Screenplay Award: 3,000€ granted by the CNC (National Film Center)
- Best Director Award: 3,000€ granted by the CNC (National Film Center)
The three 20,000€ grants will allow the winning film directors to make a short film in a year with professional means and the help of a producer. The CNC will offer 2 grants of screenwriting assistance of 3,000€ each, which will allow the winners to enter writing residences.
This special edition of the Mobile Film Festival also benefits from the support of major Human Rights NGOs and international associations such as the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (French NHRI), the Human Rights League, the European Association for the defence of Human Rights (AEDH), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch France, Care, Witness, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), CIVICUS, etc, as well as the Institut Français.
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