‘Changing communities, greening the globe’

July 17, 2007 at 10:13 pm | Posted in Broadcasters, Climate change, Commonwealth, Commonwealth Visions Awards, Competition, Contest, Independent filmmakers, Short film | Leave a comment

A common vision of a global crisis
The prestigious Commonwealth Vision Awards, jointly organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, encourages the making of short films on Commonwealth and international issues. Broadcasters and independent filmmakers from across the five regions of the Commonwealth are invited to submit initial entries by providing a written scenario for a short film, between 30-90 seconds in length. In 2007, this will be:

‘Changing communities, greening the globe’

Thereafter, up to fifteen applicants will be short-listed by an independent selection panel and awarded £1,000 each to assist in the production of the finished film.

Judging of the short-listed films will take place in November and the awards announced and presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony in December. The winner will receive £2,500 and a trophy, and other awards will be made. The winning entries will, from January 2008, be broadcast Commonwealth-wide, particularly on and around Commonwealth Day (10 March 2008).

The 53 member nations of the Commonwealth stretch from the Pacific to Sub-Saharan Africa and none are immune from the effects of climate change and global warming. Urgent action is needed internationally, including by the Commonwealth, but there is much individuals can do, in their communities, to influence governments and drive change.

The Commonwealth Vision Awards is an opportunity for film-makers to raise awareness of this crucial global issue and highlight the importance of individual action at the community level.

Applications may be made online at www.rcsint.org/vision

The closing date for applications is: Friday 3 August 2007

Short-listed entries from 2001 – 2006 may be viewed on www.rcsint.org/vision

The awards are presented by The Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, with the support of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Commonwealth Foundation, the BBC World Service, the British Council and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government.

This announcement is dated 16 July 2007 and appears on the British Embassy Tel Aviv website.

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