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International Film Competition and Festival

Share your cinematic talent with the world

We are looking for young filmmakers like you to tell the world stories that will inspire behavioural change and play an essential role in transforming our agri-food systems.

The authors of the six winning films will receive a cash prize and their films will also be featured during the WFF in the FoodxFilm Festival: Food Future Reimagined, organized by the WFF in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guild of Future Architects, allowing the artists to promote their work, gain visibility, and facilitate networking with other independent filmmakers.

01Call for entries WFF 2021: Submit your short film

Now is the time to submit your short film! We are looking for inspiring stories, both fiction and non-fiction, that will trigger a positive impact in the areas of food security, nutrition and agri-food systems transformation.

For this short film competition, the WFF is looking for filmmakers who will:

  • raise awareness of, and create greater interest in, issues relating to  agri-food systems, such as food security; healthy diets; food supply chain imperfections; food loss and waste; and the impact of the agri-food sector on people’s lives, the environment and sustainable socio-economic development;
  • promote new and innovative solutions to address the challenges facing agri-food systems; and/or
  • celebrate the work of inspiring people who, from farm to fork , participate in making healthy food available on everyone’s plates.

02Who can take part

The call is open to aspiring and established filmmakers aged 18 to 40 years old from any nationality upon acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

03Rules and regulations

  • Submission dates and deadlines: Submissions will be accepted from 18:00 (CEST) on Monday, 24 May 2021 until 18:00 (CEST) on Sunday, 15 August 2021.
  • Film eligibility (content and format): Submissions (either fiction or documentary) should be between 5 and 30 minutes long and are limited to one per individual entrant. In addition, they should have a focus on agri-food systems. Films submitted must be a final, edited product; sound-mixed, colour-graded and optimized for online streaming. Rough cuts are not accepted. Films shot with smartphones are accepted.
  • Film eligibility (production): You must own all the rights to the film. Films accepted can be either:
    ▫    original productions developed for this competition, or
    ▫    existing productions made between 2018 and 2021.
  • Film eligibility (language): Films in English or in original language with mandatory English subtitles are accepted.
  • Where to submit: Films should be submitted through the FilmFreeway  WFF Film Competition website in the following format: 720p H264 mp4. If your film is selected you will be requested to submit a high-definition file.
  • Terms and Conditions: You must read and agree to the detailed Terms and Conditions. By submitting entries to the call, the entrant confirms that the rules for the competition, including the general rules, and copyright and privacy policies have been read, understood and agreed to by the entrant.
  • Fee: Participation is free of charge.

04Prizes and awards

Prize for the finalists

The authors of the selected finalist films (including the authors of the six winning films) will be invited to participate in a career workshop to be held online, together with film industry professionals and young innovators.

Prizes for authors of the six winning films

Best Fiction Movie
Best Documentary
Young Filmmaker Award
Best Performance
Best Cinematography
Best Focus on agri-food systems

In addition, the six winning films will be featured in the FoodxFilm Festival: Food Future Reimagined organized by the WFF in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guild of Future Architects, allowing the artists to promote their work, gain visibility, and facilitate networking with other independent filmmakers.

05Selection and awarding process

Phase 1: Pre-selection Stage. The first selection round will be completed by the WFF Film Competition organizers based on the following criteria: eligibility, quality and creativity of entries, theme, script, cinematography, editing and music.

Phase 2: Jury Stage. The finalist films selected during Phase 1 will be assessed by the WFF Film Jury. They will then select the six winning films and award them with one of the corresponding prizes.

Phase 3: Online Premiere Stage. The winners will be announced during the WFF week in October 2021. The authors of the six winning films will be invited to screen their films at the FoodxFilm Festival: Food Future Reimagined organized by the WFF in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and the Guild of Future Architects.

Meet the jury     Terms and conditions

Highlights

WFF Film track in collaboration with

  • Afghanistan Doc House
  • Design for Change
  • Guild of Future Architects
  • Ladima Foundation
  • Mira
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Videos for Change
  • WWF

An initiative of

FAO Youth