The International Federation Of Red Cross, Red Crescent Societies, Italian Chamber Of Deputies, And Youtube Join Forces To Combat Violence Against Women.
At the 2009 Venice International Film Festival, the Italian Chamber of Deputies and YouTube, in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the Cinecittà film studio, announced the debut of the Action for Women film competition. The contest encourages budding movie creators to shine a spotlight -- not just on physical and sexual assault -- but also on frequently hidden actions like emotional abuse, stalking, mobbing, discrimination, intimidation and economic deprivation. go to the Action for Women YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/actionforwomen) to take a short survey aimed at investigating the level of awareness YouTube users have of violence against women. From September 15 through December 1, emerging filmmakers from 11 European countries* will create original short films calling for the end of violence against women and upload them to Action for Women YouTube channel. Belgian filmmaker Jaco Van Dormael will chair a panel of judges consisting of representatives from the European movie industry who will narrow the field of entries down to ten finalists.(Italy, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Sweden.)
The YouTube community will then vote on the finalists from December 18 to January 15, 2010 with the winners announced on January 20, 2010 along with the results of the survey. The winner will be awarded with a dedicated screening of their short movie at a major international film festival. The second place recipient will receive eight weeks internship at the Production Company of the Archivio di Cinecittà Luce in Rome, while the third place recipient will receive eight weeks internship at the Production Company of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC Production) in Rome.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will be contributing videos that educate viewers on violence against women and encourage people to pick up their cameras and participate in Action for Women.
Italy, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, and Sweden
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