July 24, 2014
RESOURCES: Social Networking: A Guide to Strengthening Civil Society through Social Media (#SMGuide4CSO)
To download the resource, go to http://www.usaid.gov/SMGuide4CSO
In September 2014, fifteen participants will attend a four-day programme of master classes and workshops. This first event focuses primarily on the areas of camera, cut, audio and soundtrack – aspects of film production for which there are not enough opportunities for education currently on offer in the Arab world, according to the organizers.
The non-profit Metropolis Art Cinema Association was founded in 2006 in order to develop Lebanon’s cinema culture. Since 2008, it has planned the programme for the Metropolis Empire Sofil Cinema in Beirut and run its own distribution service for auteur films. The cinema shows current film art, holds retrospectives and is the host of the European Film Festival, the Docudays, and the Lebanese Film Festival.
URL Talents Beirut: http://www.talents-beirut.com
Metropolis Art Cinema Association: http://www.metropoliscinema.net/
Source: shortfilm-Newsletter No. 65
July 22, 2014
What do Child Rights mean to you? Tell us in a video!
As the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child approaches in November 2014, we want to hear from you. From declining infant mortality to rising school enrolment, more children are realizing their basic rights. But this historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that there’s still a long road ahead. Too many children still don’t enjoy their full rights!
The OneMinutesJr video challenge is open to young people up to the age of 20. We’re asking you to get creative and produce a 60-second film (with title and credits) on a theme related to child rights.
YouTube will be the only channel for submissions. Upload your video on YouTube and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your full name, your age and the country where you live. You can record your video with or without sound and it can be in any language, as long as the video is subtitled in English.
Launch of the competition: Mid-July 2014
Deadline for video submission: 15 September 2014
If your entry is among the top videos selected, you will be asked to submit a blog post on our Voices of Youth platform where you’ll explain your work in detail and share what inspired you to produce the video.
Learn more about the OneMinutesJr project and check out what others have already done!
July 15, 2014
July 11, 2014
Japanese public broadcaster NHK has announced its schedule for airing young people's drama from 10 Asia-Pacific countries to celebrate the 10thanniversary of the ABU Children's Drama Co-production Series.
NHK says it has scheduled the short dramas on NHK Educational TV over five days from 28 July to 1 August 2014 to demonstrate its support for young drama producers across the region.full article
* The screening will be around 15-17 August 2014
* Submission deadline: 21 July 2014
We are looking for videos to be selected according to following sections:
City as context
A collection of shorts (video art, animation, live action) made for the medium of urban screen to be played in a the city context of the centre of Riga. Set into the everyday life, the videos should work without sound and catch the attention of a heterogeneous audience passing by.
- the video will be screened for 2 days without sound in a loop
- maximum length: 5 minutes
City as a character
A collection of narrative shorts (video art, animation, live action) in which the city acts not just as a background but as a character in the story. We want to show how the urban environment that surrounds us plays an important role in our way of life and shapes our thinking and perception.
- the video will be screened with sound as a single screening event
- maximum length: 10 minutes
General submission requirements
- video format: H.264/MPEG-4
- one hi-res still image
- submitted works must be accompanied by the entry form
- all entries must be received by July 21st, 2014
- for the selection process please send a link to your video or send the file to the attention of Lorenzo Gerbi preferably via WeTransfer - email@example.com
The European Youth Press (EYP) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to fill the position of Secretary General.
The selected candidate will be requested to work full-time for EYP at our secretariat in Brussels and is, under the guidance of the executive board, responsible for:
- The co-management, organisation and implementation of EYP projects, workshops, seminar, campaigns and other EYP-related activities;
- External representation at different events, organisations and political institutions in the Brussels area;
- External communication and support for Member Organisations of the EYP;
- The administration of the organisation, including basic financial management together with the book-keeper and treasurer;
- Identifying and writing grant and project proposals;
- Daily office work, including the supervision of EYP interns
In addition, the ideal candidate will have:
- Experience in project management and administration;
- Experience in non-governmental organisations, preferably on a European level;
- Basic knowledge of finances and book-keeping;
- Experience in writing grant applications, ideally for EU grants;
- Excellent written and spoken command of English knowledge of other languages, in particular French, is an asset;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and be familiar with online communication
- A strong interest in the media, prior experience in media making is desirable;
- At least a Bachelor degree
More info here
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: Application Secretary General) until 22 July 2014, 23:59 CET.