Terms & Conditions of Participation

Participation is open for everybody worldwide (all nationalities).
Deadline for submission for the fourth edition is 30th September 2015 (included).
Contributions should not be longer than 150 seconds.

Participants declare that the work submitted does not infringe any third party’s rights such as copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets including musical composition or performance rights, video rights or image rights.

Participants declare that all visible participants in the video have acknowledged the present terms and conditions and consented to the video being displayed and broadcasted publicly. In case minors are visible, their parents must have acknowledged the present terms and conditions and agreed to their children appearing in the video.

The Video submitted for the contest, together with all the rights pertaining to it – including, where applicable, copyright, image rights, video rights and any other intellectual property right – is under the control of the Author whose rights are valid and legally existing, and the Organizer does not acquire any ownership rights in the work.

Authors or their legal guardians grant the Organizer a non-exclusive, free-of-charge, perpetual, worldwide licence to:
a. store, use and re-use the video, in whole or in part;
b. integrate and incorporate the video or parts of it into any existing or future work of the Organizer for promotional purposes;
c. distribute copies and cause the distribution of the video for promotional purposes;
d. display and broadcast the video publicly;
e. reproduce the video by any technical procedure into any physical medium – including metallic and paper media – or digital format, electronic or non-electronic;

The exercise of the rights granted to the Organizer hereunder is subject to the display by the Organizer of the following notice in due acknowledgement of the Author: © Author, Year

The exercise of the rights granted hereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of the European Union, complemented where necessary by the substantive laws of Luxembourg.

Prizes and Rewards

A money prize of 1 000 euros for each of the 3 best movie contributions, offered by the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg.
Travel expenses and accommodation costs of the Representatives of the 3 winning projects to the Award Ceremony on 9th December 2015 in Luxembourg are sponsored by the Our Common Future Project, a European Youth Democracy Project under Youth in Action. A maximum amount of 1 000 euros can be reimbursed per winning team for people between 13 and 30 years of age.
During their travels, winners shall present their video clip to a selected audience and engage in a discussion about their idea presented in the video clip.

Some hints on how to participate

You could identify a partner organisation focusing on development cooperation. You can contact the organisers for further support on establishing this cooperation.
It is not compulsory to team up with a partner organisation, as you can simply show your own project or idea on development cooperation in your clip.
Your movie can be in the language of your choice, while English subtitles shall be included if your chosen language is not English.

Vote distribution:

Jury: 40% voting weight
Public Voting at the Finals: 40% voting weight
Online voting (on the webpage): 20%. (Online votes will be counted until 1st November 2015 included)

An international Jury consisting of artists, writers, public affairs officials and people active in the field of development shall select the 15 best movies (pre-selection) to be shown at the Finals.

Selection criteria to be applied by the juries:

  • Does the movie succeed to present a particularly fruitful example of development cooperation?
  • Does the movie show activities of mutual benefit to all partners involved?
  • Does the project demonstrate how the partners can become self-sustainable?
  • Creativity and innovative ideas included in message, methods and realisation
  • Quality and attraction of plot
  • Technical realisation is taken into account but is not a main criterion

What else to consider?

When involved in development cooperation, we need to meet new identities and cultures with respect and look for opportunities of exchange and mutual benefit. All cultures can contribute to raising the quality of our lives in different ways. Let’s acknowledge each other’s’ strengths and weaknesses!

  • How do we empower our partners instead of making them dependent?
  • How can we make sure that development cooperation is mutually beneficial?
    • You can focus on well-being and empowerment
    • You can talk to and engage with NGOs in order to better define the challenge and get the best possible insights