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Plural + 2011 Youth Video Festival call for entries

The Plural + Youth Video Festival, which is organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has just announced that it is accepting entries for this year’s festival.

We partnered with Plural + to give the first Waging Nonviolence Award last November to a wonderful film about undocumented immigrants and military recruiters, and we will be continuing this exciting collaboration this year. According to the press release for the festival:

This year again, young people between the ages of 9 and 25 are invited to submit short videos of one to five minutes in length. The videos should express participants’ thoughts, experiences, questions and suggestions on migration, diversity, integration and identity, highlighting their realities as well as ideas on developing a peaceful coexistence in diverse cultural and religious contexts.
The aim of PLURAL+ is to ensure youth engagement in these important issues both at local and global levels by mainstreaming their voices through a variety of media platforms and distribution networks (broadcast, video festivals, conferences, events, Internet, DVD) around the world.
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A prestigious international jury will select three winners in three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). Each winner will be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present  their work at PLURAL + 2011 Awards Ceremony at the Paley Center for Media on 10 November 2011.
PLURAL+ partner organizations will also award other exciting prizes and professional opportunities. Including co-productions and a chance for awardees to gain international exposure by presenting their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.
PLURAL + 2011 deadline for video submission is 1 July, 2011. Early submission are encouraged. Further information, including guidelines, regulations, awards, and the entry form can be found at the PLURAL+ website at: www.unaoc.org/pluralplus