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World Food Forum - Culture

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 agrifood systems.

The authors of the six winning films will receive a cash prize and their films will also be featured during the World Food Forum flagship event in Rome from 17 to 21 October 2022, allowing the artists to promote their work, gain visibility and facilitate networking with other attending independent filmmakers and participants.

Submit your short film now!

01 - Call for entries WFF 2022: 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, gastronomy and more to facilitate agrifood systems transformation. This year’s special award is centered around the 2022 theme: Healthy Diets. Healthy Planet.

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

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

 

02 - Who 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.

 

03 - Rules and regulations

  • Submission dates and deadlines: Submissions will be accepted from 18:00 (CEST) on Friday, 27 May 2022 until 18:00 (CEST) on Monday, 29 August 2022.
  • 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 agrifood 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 2019 and 2022.
  • 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.

 

04 - Prizes and awards

Prizes for authors of the six winning films

The authors of the six winning films will receive a cash prize and their films will also be featured during the World Food Forum flagship event in Rome, allowing the artists to promote their work, gain visibility, and facilitate networking with other attending independent filmmakers and participants.

Best Fiction Movie Best Focus on Healthy Diets Healthy Planet
Best Documentary Best Cinematography
Young Filmmaker Award Best Performance

05 - Selection 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 World Food Forum Flagship event in October 2022. The authors of the six winning films will receive a cash prize and their films will also be featured during the World Food Forum flagship event in Rome October 2022, allowing the artists to promote their work, gain visibility, and facilitate networking with other attending independent filmmakers and participants.

Submit your short film now!

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