Forum calls for videos on sanitation, hygiene



The Fifth World Water Forum is accepting video entries on sanitation and hygiene for its International Water and Film Events, scheduled for March 18 to 21 in Istanbul, Turkey. The submission deadline is November 2.

The Forum, organized every three years by the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and the French Water Academy, will focus on "Water, People and Sustainable Development" in 2009.

The Water and Film Events has a competition category for clips less than 90 seconds long by producers ages 17 to 30 years old, films less than 60 minutes long, and films of scientific and pedagogical nature.

Eligible films or documentaries must have been produced after January 1, 2005, and contain subtitles in English or be accompanied by a transcription in English, French or Spanish.

Prizes range from US$1,000 to US$3,000. A special WASH prize, supported by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, will be given to documentaries on water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.

The winners will be announced during the World Water Forum, and pre-selected films will be submitted to the Istanbul International Film Festival in April.

To find out more, download the brochure at, visit or contact Bárbara Ávila by phone +33 (0)6 50 09 or e-mail


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