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WaterAid and WorldView launch sH2Orts film competition

A new global sH2Orts film competition has been launched by the charity WaterAid and the Public Media Alliance’s WorldView project.

The competition, which runs until 20th February, invites budding filmmakers from across the world to produce one-minute films about what water means to them. The competition is free to enter and entrants can film on their own, with friends or as part of a crew.

The shortlisted filmmakers will be notified at the end of February and their films will be showcased online, with voting to decide the public’s favourite. The overall winner will be chosen by the panel of judges and the final five winners will be announced ahead of World Water Day – 22 March 2015.

Actor Hugh Bonneville has joined top international directors to support the competition and will be part of the judging panel. He said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the range of films illustrating this vital resource in its many forms. Our hope is that these films will encourage people to think about how they might help make a difference, particularly in parts of the world where the provision of water isn’t as simple as turning on a tap.”

Award-winning film director Shekhar Kapur will lead the judging panel. He said: “Through this competition, we’re hoping to see a plethora of ways water impacts on our daily lives through the powerful medium of film. I’ll be looking for individuality and creativity when judging the entries.”

Click here full details on the competition and to enter.


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