The Generation Equality Film Festival Paris edition is open for submissions!

Do you believe in gender equality for an equal future? Are you between 18 and 30 and passionate about creative storytelling to visualize your belief in women’s rights and activism? This is your chance to show the world your work and win a 1000 USD cash prize!

Eligibility:

Be to-the-point: Films must not exceed 6 minutes of running time, including credits.
Be under 30: Professional and non-professional filmmakers and storytellers of all genders ages 18-30 years old are invited to submit works.
Be creative and diverse: any film type is accepted, fiction, nonfiction or documentary, experimental videos, animation, and more. We encourage a creative spirit that reflects youth activism - diverse, inclusive, original.
The Festival will give out four cash prizes of 1,000 USD.

About the Film Festival

The Generation Equality Film Festival Paris edition will take place during the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) and co-hosted by the governments of France and Mexico, with the partnership of civil society and youth. Kicking off in Mexico City in March, and culminating in Paris 30 June-2 July 2021, the Forum will secure a set of transformative commitments for gender equality.
The Film Festival represents a unique platform for young filmmakers to showcase their works to the world and to open new spaces for dialogue around the use of arts to challenge stereotypes and change social norms.

Generation Equality International Film Festival | Winners and official selection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HetrfPVMiw

- The Paris edition of the Generation Equality Film Festival will distribute four cash prizes of 1,000 USD each. The prizes are non-transferrable.

- A jury composed of members of the film and storytelling industries will review 10 finalists and select four winners.

- The decisions of the jury are final and binding. Criteria assessed are relevance to the theme; technique; composition.

- Winners will be informed confidentially late June, prior to a public announcement and before the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (30 June-2 July).

-All winners will be notified by e-mail after the judging is complete. If you receive a notification e-mail from UN Women, you must respond to the notification e-mail to accept your prize. If UN Women does not receive a response from you within seven days of the notification, UN Women reserves the right to reallocate the prize to another applicant.

1) General terms of participation:

- You can submit one video only to the film festival for consideration through the online platform on FilmFreeway at https://filmfreeway.com/generationequality, subject to the rules.
- The period for submissions is from 30 April 2021 through 18 June 2021 at midnight EST.
- The content of all submissions must address gender equality and women´s empowerment issues.
- Films must not exceed 6 minutes of running time, including credits.
- Stories can be narrated in all genres: fiction, nonfiction or documentary, experimental videos, and animation.
- Submissions may be made by individuals 18- 30 years old. You must use your legal name and provide valid contact details. You must provide your date of birth in the entry form.
- The Film Festival recommends filmmakers to submit works whose subject matter falls under the following themes, mirroring the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalitions: Gender-Based Violence; Economic justice and rights; Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR); Feminist action for climate justice; Technology and innovation for Gender Equality; Feminist movements and leadership. A special section will be dedicated to Peace and Security.

2) Technical requirements:

- Videos submitted must be a final, edited product; sound-mixed, color-graded and optimized for online streaming. Rough cuts are not accepted.
- Films can be submitted in any language. However, all non-English dialogue must include English subtitles, and all titles and/or motion graphics must also be in English, or have an English translation on-screen, at the time of submission.
- A transcript of the dialogue in English must accompany the project. Transcripts will be used by the Festival for captioning in other languages in case the film is shortlisted. The Festival will be responsible for translating into other languages.
- Submissions must be send in full HD

3) Awards and selection process:

- The Paris edition of the Generation Equality Film Festival will distribute four cash prizes of 1,000 USD each. The prizes are non-transferrable.
- A jury composed of members of the film and storytelling industries will review 10 finalists and select four winners.
- The decisions of the jury are final and binding. Criteria assessed are relevance to the theme; technique; composition.
- Winners will be informed confidentially late June, prior to a public announcement and before the Generation Equality Forum in Paris (30 June-2 July).
-All winners will be notified by e-mail after the judging is complete. If you receive a notification e-mail from UN Women, you must respond to the notification e-mail to accept your prize. If UN Women does not receive a response from you within seven days of the notification, UN Women reserves the right to reallocate the prize to another applicant.
- All non- selected films will receive a notification via FilmFreeway.
- Jury members and UN Women staff cannot provide advice on selected or non-selected films
-UN Women reserve the right to cancel, modify, suspend or delay the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond their reasonable control. UN Women reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to these Terms and Conditions at any time.
-UN Women and their officials and agents shall not be responsible or liable for any claims, demands, losses and liability of any kind or nature arising out of or in connection with your participation in this Competition or your acceptance or use of the prizes awarded.

4) Potential applicants:

- Every application must name the individual (or group of individuals), as the author(s) of the video and include the age. In case of a group of authors, all names and ages of all authors must be listed and will be considered as a single applicant in the copyright rules described below, as well as for the grant/ prize for winners.
- Applicants cannot be the staff of (or direct family members of such staff) any United Nations system organization.

5) Content requirements:

- Films must not be disrespectful of the impartiality and independence of the United Nations, reflect adversely on UN Women; be incompatible with the aims and objectives of UN Women; be derogatory to any persons depicted in the film; contain any nudity, lewd, or otherwise offensive or inappropriate content.; -
- Films cannot be produced with funds from UN Women or any other United Nations institutions or programmes.
- UN Women shall not be responsible or liable for:
a) any problem, loss or damage due to delay and/or failure in receiving and sending the entry as a result of any network, communication or system interruption or error, or
b) any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, site failure or unauthorised access to entries.
- Submitted films will still be eligible if they have been screened previously in festivals, theatrical exhibitions, or Internet streaming, or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world.

-Applicants represent and warrant that their Submission is their original work, it has not been copied from others, and it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity.
-Incomplete entries or entries that do not comply with these Terms and Conditions will be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of UN Women.

6) Legal terms and conditions:

- It is the sole responsibility of the author who submitted the project to secure license or obtain permission from the appropriate legal rightsholder for any and all trademarked and/or copyrighted materials included in your project before you can exhibit it publicly. If such written permission cannot be provided, the entry will be automatically disqualified. This includes music, stock images/footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing legal trademark or copyright. Projects that are accepted into the Festival will be required to sign a waiver stating that all materials contained within the project do not violate any existing trademark or copyright.

- Films must be the original work of the author. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, author must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. Copies of any such permission and consent shall be provided to UN Women together with the submission.

- Entrants must grant UN Women a worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and irrevocable license to show, screen and/or broadcast their submitted films, in all media, in whole or in part, without limitation for a period of 12 (twelve) months from the contest entry end date referenced above.

- By entering your film in the Competition you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold and save harmless, UN Women, and its officials, agents, employees, consultants, sub-contractors and other representatives from and against all suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses and liability of any kind or nature brought by any third party against UN Women, including, but not limited to, all litigation costs and expenses, attorney’s fees, settlement payments and damages, based on, arising from, or relating to the UN Women’ use of the film. The obligations under this section do not lapse upon closure of the Competition.