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The Cresting International Short Film Competition calls for circular economy themed and attention grabbing videos to spread socio-environmental awareness!

Do you have a great example of a circular economy initiative in your neighbourhood, local community, city, company or perhaps household? 

 Shoot a short film and inspire others with your story!

Practices such as re-use, material recovery, repair, composting, or buying second-hand have been with us from an early age. Yet, it is only recently that they are commonly referred to as ‘circular’. A circular economy is based on the principles of maximising the use of resources, designing out waste and pollution, and regenerating natural systems. By challenging the ‘throwaway culture’, circular economy is seen as an opportunity to benefit people, planet and the profit: to boost economic competitiveness, create new good quality jobs and shared spaces to socialize, and decrease carbon dependency.   

Key Information:

Deadline: December 1st, 2021 GMT 24:00                                                                                                  

Length: max. 4 minutes                                                                                                                                       

Genre: Any (documentary, animation, puppet film etc.)                                                                              

Open to: Anyone! We will happily receive films from all over the world.                                                          

Prizes: First winner: Digital gift card worth 400 EUR. Second winner: Digital gift card worth 200 EUR (the cards can be used worldwide at all locations where Mastercard is accepted).

Evaluating the Entries

The films will be evaluated by a jury consisting of film professionals and CRESTING researchers based on the following criteria:

  • creativity
  • originality
  • strength of social and environmental messages
  • potential impact on citizens and decision makers
  • professionalism.

The winner will be announced during the Final Cresting conference, which will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London (UK) on the 15th of December 2021. The conference will host some of the key circular pioneers! The submitted films will be uploaded to our CRESTING ITN YouTube channel and will be available to Conference participants. 

How to apply?

Please complete the ENTRY FORM and send it back to us together with 2 screenshots from the film (.jpg format) (more details in the form). One applicant can only submit a maximum of two films (separate online application should be filled out for each).

We look forward to receiving your film(s)!