IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) are once again inviting young media makers from around the world to submit original and creative videos on the PLURAL+ themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion and the prevention of xenophobia. Since 2009, PLURAL+ has received more than 1,500 video submissions that touch on global issues and offer creative solutions for developing peaceful coexistence in diverse cultural contexts.
The PLURAL+ organizers, UNAOC and IOM, are committed to promoting the mobility and integration of migrants, with a focus on young people. This partnership was formed to foster socially cohesive, vibrant and resilient societies and to counter discrimination, marginalization and exclusion of vulnerable groups around the world.
Each year, a prestigious international jury selects three PLURAL+ International Jury Award winners in several age categories (U12, 13-17, 18-25). The International Jury Award winners will be invited to New York – with all travel expenses paid – to present their work at the PLURAL+ 2018 Festival Awards Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters in November 2018. In addition, a video will also be selected for the PLURAL+ Special Award on the Prevention of Xenophobia; the winner of this award will also be invited to PLURAL+ 2018 Awards Ceremony with all travel expenses paid.
PLURAL+ partner organizations will provide other awards and professional opportunities to the makers of at least 20 other submitted videos. Award-winning videos will be screened at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.
Further information, including guidelines, rules and regulations as well as an entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website: pluralplus.unaoc.org.
The deadline for submission is 3 June 2018. Early submissions are encouraged.
Submit your video here
Watch PLURAL+ 2017 award winning videos here
Watch a UN in Action television segment on PLURAL+ 2017 here
PLURAL+ is organized by the UNAOC and IOM, with the support of many partners.
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