Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Competition

Posted on 25 September 2017

Unchosen are holding a Modern Slavery Short Film Competition from the 21st August 2017 to the 15th December 2017. This competition invites a wide audience of filmmakers with a vision to challenge the global issue of modern slavery through innovative film.

The competition will appeal to all filmmakers who wish to powerfully and visually show the effects of forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, child exploitation, forced marriage, or organ harvesting; whether this be in the form of short features, documentaries or animations.

Do you think films can change the world? At Unchosen, we know they can.

Unchosen use short films to tell people about Modern slavery in the UK. We’re delighted to say that our new Modern Slavery Short Film Competition is now open.This year’s competition is broader and more inclusive than our previous competitions. We’re still looking for great films about modern slavery, but this year we’re asking ANYONE who has made a film about modern slavery in the last two years to enter our competition. In previous years, we’ve had themes and we’ve asked you to base your film on one of our real-life case studies. But you’ve told us that this was creatively restrictive. So this year, we’re opening up our prestigious Unchosen Modern Slavery Short Film Competition to ANY FILM completed since August 2014 and which is less than 20 minutes long.

Why filmmakers should enter?

This is a unique chance to make a difference with film, and help end modern slavery in the UK. All shortlisted filmmakers will be invited to our high-profile Film Awards Evening in Feb/March 2018. We regularly have our shortlisted films shown at prestigious international Short Film festivals and if you’re a winner we’ll try to promote your film internationally. The winning films will be used in all our work around modern slavery from February 2018 onwards, telling the general public, frontline workers, and those vulnerable to exploitation about modern slavery in the UK. The winning films will receive cash prizes and a glittering glass award – and get to change the world…

For more information contact
Ellis Williams
Telephone: 0117 941 5331
Website: www.unchosen.org.uk/films/film-competition-2017/film-competition/
Email: ellis@unchosen.org.uk

Unchosen is a charity that fights modern slavery with film. The NGO’s latest project Stay Safe from Slavery focuses on the prevention of modern slavery and exploitation among the most vulnerable communities in the UK, i.e. the homelessness sector; young people in care and care leavers; and refugees and asylum seekers. Unchosen’s latest film competition gives filmmakers a unique opportunity to enter a competition focusing solely on the global human rights issue of modern slavery.

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