ACTNOWFilm! A COP26 Youth Voices Project

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How to submit your film entry for ages 16-30:

If you’re 18-30 years old, please submit your video of up to 2 minutes as a direct message to one of our social media accounts (scroll down the page for more details). To provide the best quality to your video, send it as a WeTransfer link which can be easily generated here. Alternatively, email your submission to info@zero.cam.ac.uk.

If you’re 16-17 you must fill out our consent form and have it signed by a parent or guardian; please submit this form and your 2-minute video submission as a WeTransfer Link by emailing info@zero.cam.ac.uk.

All received submissions must agree with our terms of reference.

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About

In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Glasgow – also known as COP26. 

The COP26 summit will bring together international government negotiators, decision-makers and policymakers to discuss how they should accelerate action towards stopping climate change.

From small island states to countries with rapidly growing urban areas, representatives from 197 countries are expected to join the summit.

We want to give you, the young people living across the planet, the opportunity to tell these decision-makers, in your own words, why stopping climate change is important to you - the future generations. And everyone’s voice matters.

To do this we are curating a short film compiled of youth voices from around the world that will genuinely outline how climate change is affecting you, what you are campaigning for and what message you would like to tell to climate negotiators at COP26. Working with a student team (which you can apply to join) we will produce the ActNowFilm which will be showcased to the climate negotiators, policymakers, academics, and the public during COP26. Cut-down versions of the ActNowFilm will also be shown at the following events: Global Alliance of Universities on Climate Youth Summit, COP15 on Biodiversity, and, Climate Week NYC.

Here’s a short trailer to tell you more about ActNowFilm, including how you can get involved:

ActNowFilm Team

Katie Parker:

Katie Parker is a Project Manager who brings her knowledge of sustainability consultancy, in-house sustainability leadership, management consultancy and marketing to the project.

 

 

Amy Munro-Faure:

Amy is an Engagement Manager at Cambridge Zero, at the University of Cambridge. This unique role allows her to work on a wide variety of projects, ranging from student engagement on climate, the University’s own sustainability and engaging with local authorities on their climate priorities. Amy read Zoology as an undergraduate at Cambridge where she developed a passion for the natural world. She worked as a research assistant in Australia and Malaysian Borneo with the University of Exeter and the Tropical Biology Association.

 

 

 

More details on how to submit your film entry

If you’re 18-30 years old, please submit your video of up to 2 minutes as a direct message to one of our social media accounts (scroll down the page for more details). To provide the best quality to your video, send it as a WeTransfer link which can be easily generated here. Alternatively, email your submission to info@zero.cam.ac.uk.

If you’re 16-17 you must fill out our consent form and have it signed by a parent or guardian; please submit this form and your 2-minute video submission as a WeTransfer Link by emailing info@zero.cam.ac.uk.

All received submissions must agree with our terms of reference.

Film clips should aim to answer the following questions, and we have indicated the approximate time to film for each question:

  1. Your first name, and country (5 seconds)
  2. Why is climate change important to you? (25 seconds)
  3. What is the most important change you think we need to make to address climate change? (25 seconds)
  4. Are you involved in a climate group or organisation? If so, what does it do/ what are you working on? (15 seconds). If you are not, please leave out this question.
  5. What pledge will YOU take to address climate change (25 seconds)
  6. What would you most like to say to the global decision-makers at COP? (25 seconds)

Top tips and technical specifications for your film clip

  1. Please shoot your film “landscape”.
  2. Please feel free to include, where relevant and where the footage will be enhanced, a mix of wide and close-up shots.
  3. Please aim to have no/minimal background noise.
  4. We’d love to see footage of you/ your group speaking, as well as footage that demonstrates what you’re working on, or talking about – e.g. a polluted or flooded river.
  5. If you can, please speak in English. If this is not possible, let us know what language you are speaking and subtitles will be used to cover non-English language sections. 
  6. If you or your organisation are in danger of persecution, please consider sending an ‘anonymised’ clip if you can do so safely – e.g., footage of your country / area, without you in it, without your name etc. It would be helpful to know what country you are sending it from, if possible.