Short film contest: ‘How do you see the world today?’

On September 6th 2000, under the aegis of the United Nations, 189 state leaders signed the Millennium Declaration and made a commitment for 8 ambitious objectives: drastically reducing extreme poverty, hunger, HIV and malaria, illiteracy, the degradation of the environment, discrimination toward women, child mortality but also improving maternal health and developing solidarity between Northern and Southern countries.

Listen to the directors of the “8″ movie:

To increase awareness on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 8 famous movie directors (Jane Campion, Mira Nair, Wim Wenders, Gus Van Sant, Gaspard Noé, Jan Kounen, Abderhamane Sissako and Gael Garcia Bernal) were given carte blanche to realize a short film and offer their vision of the world of today which were united in a movie entitled “8″.

This movie is at the origin of the “NO TIME LEFT” adventure, a festival of short and free format movies where those 8 movie directors handed over the reins to new talents for them to transmit their own vision of the world of today. In 2011, the festival gathered more than 300 movies, among which 20 were selected and 6 were prize-winners. “Useful” prizes were created (professional cameras, order of reports) to continue the mission to develop a socially-committed cinema.

See the story of one of the ‘NO TIME LEFT 2011 award-winners, Fatou Diarra:

And you, how do you see the world today? Young directors are invited to participate to a socially-committed cinema for this second edition of Ni Time Left festival.

You have until May 4th to submit your short-films of fiction or animation (from 3 to 12 minutes) on one of the following themes: Poverty, Education, Gender equality, Child Mortality, Maternal Health, HIV or Malaria, Environment and Northern/Southern solidarity. All fictions made between January 2000 and today are accepted.

Six prizes will be awarded by prestigious juries in the following categories: Le Temps Presse, Cinema, Public, Environment, Children and Woman.

The festival’s final award-ceremony will take place in Paris City hall on June 7th, 2012. Professional cameras are among the prizes (Canon 5D/7D), orders of reports (or corporate videos), as well as a guarantee of distribution on the award-winning films partners’ networks.

In order to participate to the 2012 edition, visit www.notimeleft.org and post your “and you, how do you see the world today?” movie on the website.

Support the festival and participate to the development of a socially-committed cinema. Thank you!