A call for entries for young indie filmmakers

filmmaking contest
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival invites the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion.  Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with many partners.

The PLURAL+ International Jury will select three videos (one for each age group) and award them with the PLURAL + International Jury Award.

  • These awardees will receive $ 1,000USD each as well as, when possible, an invitation (travel and accommodations expenses paid) to attend the November 10th, 2011 PLURAL + Awards Ceremony in New York City.

In addition to the PLURAL + International Jury Awards, special awards will be given by some of the Partner Organizations such as:


  • Invitation for one director to the official BaKaFORUM 2012 festival in Basel, Switzerland
  • Flight, accommodation and Per Diem included

PLURAL+  Cine y Salud Award

  • 1000 Euros
  • Video edition
  • Participation at the World Health Day official festival, in April 2012, in Zaragoza, Spain

PLURAL+ Roots and Routes Award

  • Invitation to participate at Transnational Roots and Routes Project (2012).
  • Travel and accommodations expenses covered for awardees within the European Community


  • Co-production opportunity with Al Jadeed TV.

PLURAL+ NexosAlianza, un esfuerzo colectivo Award

  • $500 USD
  • Collection of 8 educational DVDs
  • Special Honorary Diploma


  • The winner will be invited to participate in COPEAM annual Conference to present and show their video

PLURAL+ Balkan Award

  • Travel expenses covered to participate in the Balkan Festival at Belgrade, Serbia (Spring 2012)

PLURAL+ Royal Film Commission – Jordan Award

  • Broadcasting the selected video on Jordan TV, Nomina, Aramram web TV and various online tools.
  • TBD

PLURAL+ SunChild Encouraging Certificate Award

  • Participation in SunChild Festival 2012 in Armenia

PLURAL+ Sunchild Award

  • Participation in SunChild Festival 2012 in Armenia


  • Special Honorary Diploma
  • Special Honorary Medal
  • Presentation at Signis Festival in Barcelona (November 2011)


  • Works of Digital Art made by Cuban Children

PLURAL+ Paley Center for Media Education Award

  • Special Honorary Diploma

PLURAL+ Respect Award

  • Publication of a Full Story on the winning video in Respect Magazine
  • Invitation to contribute with an article for Respect Magazine

The deadline is on July 1, 2011. Visit http://www.unaoc.org/pluralplus to find out more about PLURAL+


Karen Ang

A plebeian who is trying to make small changes in this world.