PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival, a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites submissions for the 2023 Plural+ Youth video festival. To qualify, applicants have to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, and social inclusion.
By supporting the distribution of youth-produced media, PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of positive social change in a world often characterized by intolerance and cultural and religious divisions.
Every year since 2019, PLURAL+ has given young people around the world the opportunity to express their vision and their creativity through multimedia production. PLURAL+ invites young people up to 25 years old to submit original and creative short films focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.
Young people of all nationalities aged 25 years old and less who have a keen interest in the cross-cutting issues of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.
PLURAL+ video entries are organized into three age categories:
1) up to 12 years old;
2) 13-17 years old; and
3) 18-25 years old.
Multiple young people can work together on one video. When submitting a video as a group, the video will fall into the age category of the entrant.
⦁ Videos should be Between one (1) and five (5) minutes in length, including title(s) and opening/closing credits. If an entry is slightly below or above the aforementioned time limit, it will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-to-case basis at the discretion of the PLURAL+ team.
⦁ In English or include English subtitles
⦁ Produced after 1 January 2020.
⦁ In addition, PLURAL+ video entries can be of any genre (animation, documentary, music video, comedy, etc.) as long as they have the potential to make the audience think in constructive ways about the PLURAL+ themes – migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.
⦁ If selected, entrants must be prepared to submit a digital copy of their video in either of the following formats: MOV (preferred), MP4, AVI, QT, MKV, or FLV. HD is preferred (1920×1080), but not required.
How to submit
⦁ To submit a video for consideration, you must first complete the online form here.
⦁ you are to submit your video in either of the two ways listed below
Through a video-streaming website (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo). If submitting through this option, the entrant will be asked to include the URL of the video in the online form. The entrant must ensure that the video link is accessible and not private.
Through a file-hosting website (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.) where the entrant’s video is saved. If submitting through this option, you will be asked to include the URL of the video in the online form. The entrant must ensure that the video link is accessible and not private.
⦁ Ensure to provide all of the required information as incomplete submissions will lead to disqualification.
How videos are considered
Videos are chosen on the basis of their potential to have an impact on the audience, as well as on their artistic, innovative, and creative content. The recipients of the PLURAL+ International Jury Distinctions will be invited, all expenses paid, to participate in the PLURAL+ Ceremony, which will take place in New York City in late 20232.
Submissions must be completed by 30 June 2023, 5:00 pm EDT.
Any video entries received after the deadline will automatically be disqualified
Plural+ has boasted in their numbers Since 2009. Plural+ videos have been selected among thousands of video entries from more than 100 countries. They have been screened and broadcast in dozens of festivals, movie theaters, and television networks around the world, as well as in schools and global conferences, and they have received more than one million views on various online platforms, including YouTube and Vimeo. With increasing interest and participation each year, PLURAL+ has become a premier global platform for youth media distribution.
For more information, visit PLURAL+.