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The Global Grand Challenges Summit Short film competition

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by Startacus Admin

In March this year, the national academies of engineering in the UK, US and China are all participating in a major new initiative - the Global Grand Challenges Summit.
The primary purpose of the clapperboardsummit is to bring some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators together with young people to discuss some of the biggest global challenges we all face today and explore ways that we can deal with them. Participants are expected to explore new ways of dealing with everything from protecting the planet through to solving employment issues.

In advance of the summit, a competition has been launched which is aimed specifically at young aspiring film makers, so if that sounds like you, read on for more details! (N.B. ‘young’ is defined here as those aged between 18-27).

Each of the academies are running the competition for their own geographic area. Here in the UK, young creatives are being asked to produce a film which highlights the importance of engineering and how engineers can tackle the global challenges to be discussed at the summit, highlighting one of the following themes: Sustainability, Enriching Life, Growth, Resilience

Films can be up to 2 minutes long and there are no restrictions on how they are produced.

Production techniques from drama and experimental to animation or hybrid work are all welcomed. Entries can be shot by a crew or even simply with a mobile phone! The only proviso is that the film produced must be thought provoking.

As well as receiving a prize of £5000, the winner’s film will also be screened at the event itself - and with some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators due to be present, that’s a pretty impressive prize.

If you’re interested in applying, you must do so by 15 February 2013. Check out the Royal Academy of Engineering site for more details.
Best of luck to any of you who do!

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Published on: 5th January 2013

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