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Are you an educator or school with students who are interested in making a film about our relationship with nature? About climate change? About the environment and our impact on it? Or maybe you're a student who feels passionately about the environment and has a strong interest in filmmaking? If so, then we would encourage you to take part in Road to COP26's documentary filmmaking programme exclusively for schools, educators, and students in Nepal.
COP26 is the United Nations conference on climate change which is happening in the UK during November 2021. To mark the event, British Council Nepal and Into Film are inviting schools and young people to produce short documentary films on climate change and the environment.
Films can be made on a mobile phone, tablet or camera, and must be shorter than 5 minutes (including credits). It must not include copyrighted music or images and can be submitted in English language or Nepali (with English subtitles). The deadline for submissions is 23:59 PM on Tuesday, 20th July 2021.
Camera Sika, British Council and Into Film's filmmaking project for under 18 creators, will select up to 10 films for digital screenings and social media voting from the call. Ultimately five films will be awarded exciting prizes including the opportunity to work with a film professional to make a new film!
We are providing a host of resources to support the filmmaking process, including two workshops for educators in May/June 2021. These 3-hour sessions are facilitated by our seasoned Camera Sika mentors who will cover basic filmmaking skills and help with practical guidelines. You can register for these workshops by contacting British Council Nepal at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also download our bespoke guide to documentary filmmaking and watch our 'how to' video tutorials which will strengthen your filmmaking skills before you start. We strongly recommend reviewing these resources and/or registering for the workshops before starting on your film.
Camera Sika is support by UNICEF Nepal, the Film Development Board Nepal, International Youth Media Summit and Wildlife Conservation Nepal.
To enter, please complete the submission form. Note: no registration is required, you simply complete the form and upload your filmYou will then be instructed to upload your film. You will receive confirmation on the upload page that this has been successful. If you are aged 18 or under, please make sure you ask a parent or guardian to complete the Entrant Details part of the form. Films can also be entered by a parent/guardian, teacher or other adult on behalf of a young person or group of young people.
We are looking for the most creative and engaging short films that deal with environmental issues. In order to be shortlisted for the judges' consideration, submitted films must meet the following criteria:
We will not be judging technical ability alone. Judges will use the following criteria to make their decisions on the winning film:
And if you're having difficulty finding a good way to discuss the topic of climate change then we recommend using a connected theme, for example:
10 films will be selected for online showcasing by the British Council and Into Film. These will go on to a public social media vote and the select films will receive: