Professional and amateur documentarians who live in one of the 38 megacities around the world are invited to enter this contest.
Megacities Shortdocs hosts an international contest with festivals held in megacities to support the making of short documentaries raising awareness about urban challenges and solutions.
Documentaries must be 4 minutes long and cover issues and local initiatives in a megacity. Possible topics include mobility, energy, health, accommodation, supply, business, security, communication, culture and education.
Megacities include Tokyo, Jakarta, Delhi, Seoul-Incheon, Manila, Mumbai, Karachi, Shanghai, New York, São Paulo, Beijing, Mexico City, Guangzhou-Foshan, Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto, Moscow, Dhaka, Cairo, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Kolkata, Buenos Aires, Tehran, Istanbul, Lagos, Shenzhen, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Tianjin, Lima, Paris, Chengdu, Lahore, London, Bangalore, Ho Chi Minh City, Nagoya, Chennai and Rhine-Ruhr.
The best shortdocs will be exhibited during the festivals in New York, Tokyo, São Paulo, Shanghai, Mumbai and Lagos. Winners will receive a trip to Paris and up to EUR2,000 (US$2,234).
The deadline has been extended to Aug. 31.