Are you a young man or woman, aged betweet 18 and 30 years old? Do you have an Instagram account? Would you like to showcase positive stories about migration and the fight against racism in your country? Do you feel like competing to win video-photo equipment?
If your answer to all that is Yes!, enter our "Film for Inclusion" contest on migrants’ inclusion into the social, economic, cultural and political life of these European countries: Austria, Greece, Hungary and Italy.
We want to showcase positive stories of women, men and children and of inclusion practices, examples and policies, promoting social cohesion within the country's local communities.

How To Enter
• Up to July 5, 2020 [the deadline has been extended until Septemebre 30] you'll need to post an original mini-video that should last from a minimum of 30 seconds to a maximum of 1 minute. Upload the post on your personal Instagram account along with a short presentation.

You have to add the following tags:

#CiakMigractionVideoIT for Italy or #CiakMigractionVideoAT for Austria or #CiakMigractionVideoGR for Greece or #CiakMigractionVideoHU for Hungary
@weworld.onlus for Italy for Austria
@actionaidhellas for Greece for Hungary

• Send us the link to along with your full name, your age and a paragraph describing who you are and what you do

• Forward and share that video on all your social media pages to collect votes


More on the Topic
The need for solidarity and international cooperation has emerged as more urgent than ever due to the global health crisis that we are experiencing. Now more than ever, it has become obvious that we live in an intertwined world, in which needs are similar for all. It is understood that it is imperative to create strong communities that show resilience to crises without excluding anybody. Polarisation and xenophobia need to be fully ousted and replaced by the inclusion and integration of all refugees and migrants living in Europe.

A society in which every person enjoys social, civil and economic rights, while also fulfilling their responsibilities as active global citizens - that is the society we want to live in. In today's Europe, positive examples of social inclusion and integration exists but are not fully told by the media. Contest participants are invited to showcase stories, practices, examples and policies regarding the inclusion of women, men and children, which advocate social cohesion in our country's local communities.

Young people play a key role in informing society and shaping public opinion; what is more, in this internet era we live in, the video medium has grown into a fundamental tool of story-telling. It helps us convey messages, relate to a cause, take on action that will change the world. This contest aims to promote a positive narrative of migration as one of the requisite steps to take towards societies that are just and inclusive.

The contest's prize is a gift card for video-photographic equipment worth 500 Euro*.
Winning mini-videos will be broadcasted at the 14th Terra di Tutti Film Festival held from 6-11 October 2020 in Bologna, Italy. Terra di Tutti Film Festival spotlights documentaries, short films and social content films on human rights.

In the framework of the CIAK MigrAction campaign, the winning videos will also be featured on Video Contest partners' social media and in festivals in Austria, Greece, Hungary and Italy. Selection of the first place winner will take place based on the post's forwarding and sharing, by 60%, and the decision of a dedicated jury, by 40%.
The jury consists of the 4 communication managers for the CIAK Migration campaign in Greece (ActionAid Hellas), Italy (WeWorld – GVC), Austria (Sudwind) and Hungary (Artemisszio Foundation).

Types of Entries
Participants must be aged between 18 and 30 years old and live in an European country
Original mini-videos must have content connections with Austria, Greece, Hungary and Italy.
Videos submitted for the purposes of this contest should last a minimum of 30 seconds and up to a maximum of 1 minute and should positively depict migrants inclusion in our country.
Video entries and their descriptions can be submitted in either German/Greek/Hungarian/Italian or English. Participants must send a mail of notification with their full name, address and short description to
Previously published videos cannot be entered in the contest.
Entries including racist, sexist or homophobic content will be rejected.
In the event of pictures or interviews taken, it is imperative to ensure that you have the consent of the exposed person(s) and that their privacy is not breached.

Contest Duration
Videos to be entered in the contest can be posted until July 5, 2020 [the deadline has been extended until Septemebre 30] and  results will be announced in October. Contestants will need to promote their videos using their own personal accounts.

Contest Participation Rights
Only natural persons aged 18 to 30 years old (as at the date of the Contest's opening) have the right to participate in this Contest - regardless of nationality. People from vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to submit their entries.

Contest Terms
The winner will be announced on the organizers’ communication channels in October ; s/he will also be notified by email at the electronic address indicated when s/he submitted the video. The prize is personal and cannot be exchanged with money. If the first winner declines the prize, organizers reserve the right to award the prize to the first runner-up. Organizers may cancel the Contest, modify its terms or alter its dates and deadlines - on serious grounds - and shall not be held liable if, due to reasons originating in an event constituting force majeure, it is unable to fulfil its obligations regarding the prize. Organizers employees, their first and second degree relatives, either by blood or affinity, and the spouses thereof are exempted from participating in the Contest.

Use of Personal Data
By participating in the Contest, the participant is construed as providing his/her explicit and full consent to having his/her personal data entered in a register to be kept by organizers, in accordance with the provisions of Law 2472/1997, as applicable. Each participant reserves the right to ask the organization in writing to erase his/her personal data from the aforementioned register. Contest participants provide their consent and authorise organizers to advertise the Contest and its outcome, as well as the video in which they may be present, via radio broadcasts, print and digital media and/or the Internet. Participation in the Contest presupposes and entails the unreserved acceptance of all Contest terms and conditions.
* sending costs included

More information on Ciak MigrACTION

This contest will run simultaneously in Greece, Italy, Hungary and Austria as part of the CIAK MigrACTION campaign against racism and discrimination in the public discourse.
It is financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union.

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