Amateur filmmakers from around the globe are encouraged to participate in the "1 minute to save the world" competition which closes in two months. The winning entry will be screened at COP16 in Mexico.
The international film competition is open to all ages and is free to enter; budding filmmakers must submit a short film (roughly one minute in length) about climate change. The films will be judged by professionals in the film and environmental industries, including Ben Kott of Google Europe Environmental Operations. The deadline for entries is December 17; entries from filmmakers under 18 in the Best Youth Film category must be submitted by November 12.
As well as winning a variety of electronic and cash prizes, the winning movie in the Best Youth Film category will be screened in front of world leaders at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, which runs November 29 - December 10 (http://www.cc2010.mx/en/).
Last year's winning entry was titled My Paper Boat and was made by Arun Bose from India; the short film depicts a young boy searching an arid desert for somewhere to play with his paper boat.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has also launched its second video competition to promote awareness of climate change. This year's competition is called My View H20 and requires entrants to make a short film about water; the competition is open to all of ADB's 67 member countries and closes to entrants on January 31, 2011.
For more details about how to enter 1 minute to save the world see: http://www.1minutetosavetheworld.com/awards/
Watch last year's 1 minute to save the world winning entry at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gasMl5DdhkA
For more information about My View H2O see: http://www.adb.org/MyView/2010/