PLURAL+ MOLDOVA 2013: Film it! Show it! Change it!
Young filmmakers and photographers are invited to submit their works on migration and diversity till 17 November 2013.
Chisinau, 23 September 2013—The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (AoC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Moldova, in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova, the United Nations in Moldova, the OWH Studio and Roman Rybaleov Photo School are pleased to invite young people from all over the country to participate in the PLURAL+ MOLDOVA 2013.
PLURAL+ MOLDOVA is open to anyone aged 9-25, it’s main objective is to let young people share their perspectives on migration and diversity as they are the best promoters of tolerance and integration in a world marred by divisions. The participants are invited to spearhead change through their creative work: short films or photos on migration, diversity and social inclusion.
Filmmakers are expected to produce a 1 to 5 minute video of any genre and style (documentary, play film, animation, etc.); photographers may submit a set of up to 3 pictures. The works should reflect issues related to migration, respect for human rights and dignity, the principle of absolute prohibition of violence in any form, promotion of social cohesion among peoples and creeds. After the closing date for submissions a competent jury will evaluate works in two separate sections – Video and Photo. As in previous years, the awards ceremony will be held on International Migrants Day on 18 December 2013; it will also mark the 5th anniversary of PLURAL+ MOLDOVA.
“PLURAL+ MOLDOVA is an excellent opportunity for young people to share their authentic views on burning issues in society,” said Antonio Polosa, IOM Chief of Mission to Moldova. “It is important that they express themselves because young people are the first in line to suffer from the negative side of migration, either as migrants pushed abroad by poverty and violence, or as children, relatives or friends of people who have left. As mainstream public opinion is often dominated by many other issues, young people should make their voices heard.”
Intending participants are kindly asked to read the contest rules and FAQs before completing the application form. Information related to PLURAL+ MOLDOVA is available at www.iom.md. Participants and well-wishers are welcome on the PLURAL+ MOLDOVA Facebook page www.facebook.com/plural.moldova. Promo spot and competing videos from previous years are available at www.youtube.com/iommoldova.
For more information please contact:
Nichita Gurcov, Communication Assistant, IOM Mission to Moldova
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, +373 22 23 29 40/41 (ext. 112), web: www.iom.md