Lights, camera, action! WIN a grant to make your short film

Lights, camera, action! WIN a grant to make your short film

Want to tell your #EUandME story? Think you’d be up to the challenge of writing and directing a short film with the help of an award-winning European director? Interested in seeing your idea be brought to life on-screen? Introducing the #EUandME Young Filmmakers Competition!

From training to travelling, surfing the internet to saving the world, living in the European Union provides endless opportunities to do what you love – wherever that may lead.

As part of the campaign, we’re asking young filmmakers to embrace their inner-Spielberg and write and direct a short film, a maximum of 5 minutes long, linked to the impact of the European Union in people’s daily life. 

Maybe you’re a keen traveller inspired by the rights the EU gives you as a passenger? Or you’re a cookery connoisseur who can’t get enough of regional delicacies protected by the EU? However the EU contributes to your life, we’re inviting you to make a short film to celebrate.

The film must be connected to one of the five themes of the #EUandME campaign: Digital, Mobility, Skills & Business, Sustainability or Rights.

Five lucky winners will receive a grant of €7,500 each in order to bring their idea to life.

To enter the competition, you’ll need three things:

  • Two 500 word synopses of your proposed film, one written in English and one written in your native language.
  • Two 60 second videos, filmed with your smartphone, explaining the rationale behind your film. One should be in English, the other in your native language.
  • A link to a short film that you have previously made within the last 5 years.

Find out more about the competition, read the rules and the application form at the following link: https://europa.eu/euandme/en/yfc/

The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018 at 12.00 CET

Need some inspiration? You can watch five films directed by professional filmmakers on the same topics here. Winners will also receive the opportunity to be mentored by one of these five award-winning directors.

Please get in contact with us should you have any questions. We wish you the very best of luck with your application.

Best regards,

The #EUandME team

COMM-EUANDME@ec.europa.eu