We are running an international contest with festivals held in Megacities to support the making of short documentaries raising awareness about urban challenges and solutions.

By 2050, over 70% of the world population will be urban dwellers, dragging an increasing number of social, economic and environmental challenges. We believe that in tackling those issues, Megacitizens should be central in inspiring meaningful and concrete solutions to our decision makers.
Through the support in the production of shortdocs and their broadcasting - both online and during festivals -
MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS gives a voice to the community of Megacitizens to help them shape the city of tomorrow. 

We engage with universities, companies and local institutions in an effort to support co-creation in the development of solutions for the future of our megacities. The MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS international contest will be featured at Local Festivals around the world and close every year at the Grand Festival in Paris.

Applications for 2016 edition are now open to 11 megacities:
New York, Mexico, São Paulo, Paris, Cairo, Moscow, Delhi, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.

 

TIME SCHEDULE

 

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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTION
April 1st - july 31st 2016

MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS launches a call for contribution to identify young talented docmakers living inside Megacities!
You are from New York, Mexico, São Paulo, Paris, Cairo, Moscow, Delhi, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai or Tokyo?
Take your chance and send us your shortdoc:

Fill in our REGISTRATION FORM

SELECTION OF THE BEST SHORTDOCS
AUGUST - September 2016  

The best short docs will get selected by a professional jury and by all Megacitizens through an online vote on our broadcasting platform.

15 shortdocs are nominated and broadcasted during the festivals.


PRIZES

A trip to Paris Festival for the 6 regional finalists*.

$1000 for the 4 global awards: Documentary, Inspiring Solution, Student, Public Choice.

* New York or Tokyo for Paris finalists.

 

MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS FESTIVALS
OCTober 2016 

The best shortdocs will be selected and broadcasted during the festivals held in New York, Tokyo and Paris.
Dates to be confirmed soon.

LET'S TAKE ACTION!  

We mobilize local institutions and the private sector to face the challenges put forward in the documentaries. 

 

GET INVOLVED

 
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DOC MAKERS  

We are looking for new, talented documentary makers ready to make a difference in the future of their cities. 

Shoot a documentary of less than 4minutes about the challenges and inspiring local initiatives in your Megacity and get a chance to be one of the 15 nominated. Your shortdoc will be screened at the MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS Festivals.

Open until July 31st:
Apply for the contest here.
Contact us at:
applicants@megacities-shortdocs.org  

 
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GLOBAL COMPANIES

Is your company looking to the future?

Support MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS Contest & Festivals and position yourself as a major actor in the development of innovative solutions for the future needs of our cities.

We offer a range of sponsorship options to have you on board with us !
Contact us here

 

LOCAL INSTITUTIONS

How well is your city doing?
Do you also think citizens should have a say in the design of their future cities?

Become a partner of MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS and support the participative creation of the city of tomorrow.
Contact us here

JOIN US AS A VOLUNTEER

We are looking for multi-task volunteers !
You can help us reach out more talented docmakers, planning some events and the local festivals or manage the online community. 
You want to spread MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS in your Megacity ? Become one of our Ambassadors !
Please send us an email to get involved: contact@megacities-shortdocs.org

OUR PARTNERS 

Universities

Media

Local partners

To know more about MEGACITIES SHORTDOCS write us at: contact@megacities-shortdocs.org

Read the TERMS&CONDITIONS of the contest 2016 edition