Megacities Shortdocs accepting entries [Worldwide]

Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in Multimedia Journalism

Professional and amateur documentarians 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 up to four minutes long and cover issues and local initiatives in a megacity. Shortdocs should focus on a social-impact initiative or an environmental-impact initiative.

Applicants are encouraged to review the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations for inspiration and pay close attention to their challenges and solutions. 

The shortdoc must be shot in a city with more than one million inhabitants.

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 around the world. The award ceremony will take place in Paris and the winners will share prizes of a total value of EUR11,500 (US$11,238).

The deadline is Oct. 15.