Climate & Enviroment | International Film Festival in Myanmar: Call for Entries
Deadline: 15 Feb 2017
Time of festival: 23 – 26 Mar 2017
From the open call:
Myanmar is endowed with one of the richest eco-systems and natural resources in South-East Asia, from which people depend for their livelihoods, social, economic and spiritual well-being. However, degradation of the environment, especially through deforestation, is rapidly affecting the natural capital of the Country, and therefore people depending on it.
In addition, Myanmar is one of the most exposed countries to the negative effects of climate change. Observed changes in the last six decades already resulted in agricultural productivity, increased frequency and intensity of floods, cyclones and droughts, and included human cost and economic losses.
Unfortunately, these changes are projected to continue. If mitigation at global level is not effective, increase in temperatures will continue, the Monsoon season will continue to shrink, and more destructive heavy rains, strong storms and cyclones, will affect the Country, while sea-level rise will provoke inundations and salinization.
The Goethe-Institut Myanmar together with the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and other like-minded partners have taken the initiative to organize an international film festival, creating more awareness for the signs and the reasons of climate change and environmental degradation.
Films – whether documentaries or fiction movies – are among the best means of informing people and drawing more public attention to the topic. Our festival will not only present internationally renowned and award-winning films but also lesser known works by filmmakers from Myanmar, from South East Asia and neighboring Asian countries.
Until the 15th of February 2017 we will accept your entries dealing with the worldwide environmental phenomenon of changing climate conditions: its reasons and initiatives as to how to oppose this global crisis.
We are focusing on SHORT FILMS of not more than 50 minutes and not more than four years old (2013).
There will be two categories of awards allotted by an international jury:
– one for the best films from Myanmar
– one for the best films from South East Asia and neighboring countries
In both categories there will be TWO PRIZES: USD 1.000,- and USD 2.000,-
For more information, please contact FILM FESTIVAL SECRETARIAT
340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon/ Myanmar
[email protected] | M: +95 9 263 215 683 |
*NOTE: Hanoi Grapevine merely announces the open calls and cannot help in the application process. For further inquiries, please direct to the organizers.