Smovies film festival on climate change open for entries
The regional film challenge is aimed at fighting climate change globally
The Smovies Short Film Competition 2019 has been announced as a strategic collaboration between BrandMoxie and VOX Cinemas.
The regional film challenge is aimed at fighting climate change globally.
Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, officially inaugurated the competition.
The competition invites film entries from amateur and professional filmmakers that are no more than 60 seconds long, and tackle the climate change challenge through presenting content focused on educating, inspiring and motivating.
The entries can be in multiple languages but should include English subtitles.
The competition is open to people living all over the world, and the deadline for the entries is 30th July.
The Smovies launch event, held at VOX Cinemas in Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, brought together stakeholders, filmmakers, content strategists, civic groups, the diplomatic corps and the environmental community.
The current challenge marks the eighth edition of the competition under the theme ‘A Planet Worth Fighting For’, since the establishment of The Smovies in 2015 by BrandMoxie, a marketing company.
Taif Al Amiri, Director of Government Communication at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said: "The theme of the current edition highlights the imperative need for all human beings to work towards protecting planet earth. Awareness is an integral part of the fight.
“We are confident that as people realise their responsibility in preserving the environment, they will take more concrete steps in protecting our precious planet. We are proud to collaborate with BrandMoxie and VOX Cinemas in spreading the word about climate change and highlighting the urgency of bold, all-inclusive climate action."