• 23 Sep 2019

    Mobile Film Festival & the EU Covenant of Mayors: A partnership serving local climate action


    The European Covenant of Mayors Office is supporting the 2019 edition of the Mobile Film Festival "ACT NOW on climate change".

    An inclusive film festival

    In partnership with YouTube Creators for Change and UN Climate Change, the 15th Mobile Film Festival is calling for action against climate change, in a context "of absolute climate urgency confirmed by numerous reports published each year by the IPCC and international conferences".

    This year again,the Festival returns with the rules that made its success:​1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film​. The film makers will have to respect ​a committed thematic: ACT NOW on climate change. They are invited to submit films presenting desirable futures which are being built right now through numerous initiatives of committed citizens and NGOs around the world.

    The Festival’s 100% digital aspect and its creative and brief format allow broadcast on all screens: mobile, tablet, computer, TV and cinema. Last year, the MFF received over 700 films from 81 countries and reached an audience of21 million views​. The main goal is to reveal and support the talents of tomorrow​. By giving the floor to filmmakers of all geographical and cultural horizons, each film is strong, committed and unique.

    A partnership benefitting Covenant signatory cities

    By partnering with the Mobile Film Festival, the EU Covenant of Mayors Office will allow its signatory cities all over Europe to enjoy free access to the films in competition. This will be a great occasion to organise local energy and climate events around the projections of the films, such as public debates, conferences, visits... Seize the opportunity to show what your city is doing for the climate!

     The competition

    1 - Submission of the films before Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:59 GMT. 

    2 - Announcement of the official selection on Thursday, 14 November 2019 (50 films).

    3 - The festival will be online from 14 November to 4 December 2019.

    4 - Awards ceremony on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 in Paris.

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