CREATE THE EU: Short Film Competition 2021-2022
MEET EU is hosting two film competitions, one each for years 2021-22. Each year, each of the three Centers involved with MEET EU, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh, and Florida International University, will choose six finalists. Winning entries for the short film contest will be screened at a mini EU Amateur Film Festival and posted for subsequent viewing on our websites.
The short film competitions will allow entrants to dive deeply into the democratic structures of the EU as well as the EU’s focus on equality and climate change. MEET EU filmmakers in residence will be part of the competition’s judging and organization.
CALL FOR 2021-2022 MEET EU SHORT FILM COMPETITION FOR THE U.S. YOUTH
Moving Images: Transatlantic Connections
Inspired by the European Year of Rail, which shines a light on one of the most sustainable, innovative, and safest modes of transportation, and acknowledging the challenges we have all faced during the pandemic in traveling and forging new connections, the inaugural MEET EU Short Film Competition for U.S. Youth asks young people to create a short film (documentary or non-documentary) responding to the theme “Transatlantic Connections”. The theme is intentionally broad and entrants are encouraged to be creative in how they interpret it.
Who is eligible?
Anyone ages 18-35 who are resident of OR currently enrolled in a college or university in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, or Florida. In addition, recent alumni (age 35 or under) of Florida International University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, or the University of Pittsburgh (all campuses) are also eligible, regardless of residency.
Submissions should be no more than 10 minutes and should respond to the theme in some way.
November 28, 2021
The top submissions from each of the three states will be screened at the 2022 Pittsburgh EU Film Festival, which will take place January 26-30, 2022. Festival audiences will help select the grand prize winners.
Prizes will range in value from €25-€200 (grand prize). (Prizes will not be awarded as cash.)
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MEET EU: Making Encounters, Engaging Transatlanticists, is a grant generously funded by the European Union through the European Union Delegation to the US in Washington, DC. The goals of this grant are to shine a light on the EU and the importance of the transatlantic relationship through the eyes of young Americans. We encourage entrants to think creatively to give us your perspective on the European-American relationship, similarities and differences between countries, and why this relationship matters.