The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is launching its second video competition which is open to all aspiring filmmakers across the globe.
The video contest – My View H2O: The Asia-Pacific Video Contest – promotes awareness of the causes, implications and solutions to Asia’s looming water crisis.
Over $10,000 worth of prizes are being offered for the best videos (between 1 minute and 5 minutes long) about water issues in the Asia and Pacific region in three categories:
- Youth (under 21) from ADB Developing Member Countries
- Open (21 and over) from ADB Developing Member Countries
- Open (all ages) from other ADB Member Countries
Among the judges are: the father of Philippine digital filmmaking Khavn dela Cruz, Japanese filmmaker Momoko Ando, Indonesian director Joko Anwar, American film curator Christopher Beaver, Chinese documentary maker Du Hiabin, and Pakistani filmmaker Samar Minallah.
To register applicants need to complete a short online registration form, and upload their videos to YouTube.com or Youku.com.
The deadline for submission of entries is 31 January 2011.
The launch comes in the lead-up to a five-day international conference “Water Crisis and Choices: ADB and Partners Conference 2010” to be held at ADB Headquarters from 11-15 October.
Source: ADB, 07 Oct 2010