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For all the curious, creative and courageous kids out there
who care about our Earth, this is a call for action!
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is coming up on 22 April 2020. Let us grab this opportunity to raise awareness of all the positive aspects of our slowed-down lives during the quarantines, such as being present, creative, and playful, rapidly learning and adapting, and caring for others. Let’s use the power of a short-short film to inspire others to take climate action when we emerge from this situation, or to see the beauty in something that seems to be so hard to accept.
Make a short film
The topic of your film must be related to sustainability in the times of the quarantine
Your submission might be live fiction, animation, music video, news, advertising, or experimental film - any genre is welcome!
Your film can be no longer than 60 seconds, including any credits (though credits are not required)
No doom & gloom! We are especially looking for positivity, creativity or humour around the topic
You must be between 9-18 years old to enter this challenge
We are open to submissions worldwide
Entries must be filmed and edited by the person submitting
All films should be in English or have English subtitles
You must respect your local physical distancing regulations during the shooting of your film
Please only use original or royalty-free music
Multiple films may be submitted by a person
Submit your film
You must send your film via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
a youtube link (might be “unlisted” or “public”)
your date of birth (DD MONTH YYYY)
your email address
a code word so that we may identify later that indeed you submitted your entry
Please do not include your name or any personal data in your email. Entry to this challenge is free of charge, but we do ask you to get your parents' permission before sending us your application, it will be needed if you become one of the winners.
22 April 2020
midnight CEST (Budapest) time
Only the judges and staff of REAL School Nonprofit Ltd. will see the entered works of art. Those selected to win a prize will be asked to provide parental consent for REAL School to process personal data, as well as to make the winning entries public. All entries that are not selected for a prize will be deleted promptly. No information, including the submitted films themselves, will be made public without the full consent of the submitter and their parent.
Academy Award winner director
for Best Live Action Short Film “Sing”
Award-winning director, producer, visual effects coordinator in Academy Award winner “The Jungle Book”
(Best Achievement in Visual Effects)
Award-winning director, psychologist,
co-founder of REAL School Budapest
Lead Educator at
REAL School Budapest
The winners of each age-group will be announced by the end of April 2020. The prizes below will be delivered to them as soon as physically possible.
The winner in each age-group will receive a trophy for the Best Film
The winners also receive a Family Pass for Korda Studios Filmpark for an experiential Film Production Tour
The winners will receive two passes each at the Cinemira International Children’s Film Festival
First 3 places in each age group will have the opportunity to visit the VISION TEAM headquarters and get a personalised tour in the magical world of cameras, cranes, lamps, dollies and other exciting shooting equipment
First 3 places in each age-group will receive written feedback from our judges
The films of the first 3 places in each age-group are going to be screened at REAL School’s social media channels
And most importantly, you will learn the basics of making a film and creating a positive impact
The age-groups are 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18 years old. The judges reserve the right to award more or fewer prizes.
But what is
When considering sustainability, you might want to think about an action's environmental, social, financial, and personal well-being implications. At REAL School, we like to refer to this definition when thinking about sustainability.
"Sustainability (...) is the
possibility that human and other life
will flourish on the planet forever."