Budding film makers have a chance at $800 in prizes if they come up with the best two-minute short film about human rights.
The NSW Charter Group has launched a short film competition, ‘the Human Rights Short Digital Film Competition’, to celebrate International Human Rights Day and the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The NSW Charter Group brings together community organisations, church and faith groups, charities, lawyers, human rights groups and academics from NSW, in a campaign for better human rights protection.
Spokesperson for the NSW Charter Group (and CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre) Robin Banks said, “The competition is open to all film makers who want to express what human rights means to them in the context of modern Australia. It will be a real challenge for entrants to try and visualise in two minutes the sometimes very complex nature of basic human rights, like the right to free speech, the right to work, the right to protest, the right to education, the right to health, the right to privacy, etc. I think the results promise to be entertaining, evocative and educational”.
The selected films will be used to promote human rights during the period of the Federal community consultation on human rights protection.
“First prize is valued at $800. There is no age limit, but we are particularly keen for young
people to enter,” Ms Banks said.
Entry details can be obtained from Ka Ki Ng at PIAC on 02 8898 6500 or email@example.com.
To find out more about the NSW Charter Group go to http://www.nswcharterofhumanrights.org