Call for entries
12th Edition of WE CARE Film Fest
Building on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its unique mandate on education, science, culture, communication and information within the United Nations system, UNESCO in close cooperation with international, regional and national partners will organize an international conference “From Exclusion to Empowerment: Role of Information and Communication Technologies for Persons with Disabilities” and WE CARE Film Festival on disability issues from 24 to 26 November 2014 at the Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, India.
On behalf of the Conference and Film Festival organizers, hereby, we are inviting to the Film Festival entries of short films and documentaries (within four categories: up to 1, 5, 30 and 60 minutes) from across the globe on the following articles of the above-mentioned UN Convention :
Article 6 – Women with Disabilities,
Article 9 – Accessibility;
Article21 – Freedom of Expression and Opinion, Access to Information;
Aticle 24 – Education;
Article 30 – Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure and Sport; and
Article 32 – International cooperation.
A preview committee will select the short films and documentaries to be screened in the context of the UNESCO Conference from among the entries that will have been received by 31 October 2014. For the general 12th edition of the We Care Film Festival, entries can be submitted until 12 December 2014.
The main objective of the international UNESCO conference is to promote the human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons with disabilities and encourage all stakeholders to take concrete measures for empowerment of persons with disabilities through the medium of audio-visual.
This is the first time when the WE CARE Film Festival is organized alongside a major international event. The screening of short films and documentaries will be followed by panel discussions which will be sharing success stories on the use of audio-visual as information, communication and advocacy tool.
Participants in the festival will be people representing disability organizations, experts, film makers, protagonists, media persons, and students from various educational institutions, especially mass communication, journalism and film making institutes.
The convenors of the WE CARE Film Fest encourage all film makers to produce audio-video content which is in compliance to accessibility standards and guidelines. Please also kindly refer to the separate We Care Film Festival submission requirement, entry form, and film-maker agreement . All films to be considered for screening should have captions and subtitles.
The We Care Film Festival is also supported by the UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, the Department of Disability Affairs of the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and the non-govenmental organization Brotherhood.
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