Face to Faith Filmmaking Competition

Posted on 29 May 2012

Upon leaving office, Tony Blair set up The Faith Foundation – a charity designed to to promote respect and understanding about the world’s major religions. Its global schools programme, Face to Faith, uses technology to connect students of different religions and cultures via a secure website and video-conferences.

The charity launched a global film competition, Faith Shorts, in 2010. This competition asks young people aged 14-27 to produce 3 minute films demonstrating the various ways in which their faith inspires them.

Through these films, young people have learnt directly from one another about different faiths and cultures. The films help young people learn about the variety of opinions within and amongst different faiths.

Faith Shorts would love to receive more short films from all around the world and young people aged between 14 – 27 are invited to submit a short film showing how their faith inspires them.

Faith Shorts judges include Tony Blair, Hugh Jackman, Dawn French and Jet Li.

Hugh Jackman says

I’m delighted to support Faith Shorts 2012, the annual global short film competition for young people. This year, as events around the world have shown, the ability to give young people a voice and a platform with which to tell their story, is incredibly important. I am really looking forward to judging the entries – what impressed me last year was the quality of the insights, the skill of the storytelling and the ability and openness of the young people to share their perspectives with us. I hope Faith Shorts 2012 will continue to break down barriers and give young people a chance to be heard.

And that’s not alll….

Prizes for winning entries include an all expenses paid trip to London to attend red carpet VIP Awards Ceremony at BAFTA.

More information and details of how to enter can be found at Faith Shorts.

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