Megacities Shortdocs accepting entries [Worldwide]

Posted on Jul 12, 2021 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, covered by one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations. 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.

Documentarians entering the "15 Minute City" and "Urban Climate Crisis" categories can submit shortdocs filmed in megacities or smaller cities. 

The best shortdocs will be exhibited during the festivals around the world. Winners will receive a trip to Paris and up to EUR1,500 (US$1,667).

The deadline is Oct. 31.