International Mountain Day Short-Film Competition by UNDP Pakistan

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UNDP Pakistan calling all students and aspiring filmmakers! on International Mountain Day Short-Film Competition.

Mountains Under Pressure: Climate, Hunger, Migration’

Here’s your chance to win! Make a short 3 minute video on ‘Mountains Under Pressure: Climate, Hunger, Migration’ and win exciting prizes.

Background International Mountain Day

Covering about 22 percent of the world’s land surface, mountains are home to about 13 percent of the world’s population and provide globally essential goods and services such as fresh water, biological diversity, food and energy. They are areas of cultural diversity, knowledge and spirituality, as well as destinations for recreation and tourism. In the mountain areas of developing countries, however, the risk of food insecurity affects one in every three people. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of people in the mountain areas of developing countries who were vulnerable to food insecurity increased across the world. In 2000, more than 250 million people living in mountain areas were considered to be vulnerable to food insecurity, representing about 35 per cent of the global mountain population at that time.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 57/245, in which;

11 December was designated as International Mountain Day.


Top three documentaries will be screened on International Mountain Day on 11 December 2017

Format of Submissions:

  • The documentary need not be recorded with an HD camera; mobile phone camera videos are acceptable.
  • The documentary should be entrant’s original work
  • The documentary should be directly relevant to the theme ‘Mountains under pressure: Climate, hunger, Migration’
  • The videos should be uploaded in HD on YouTube and links to be sent to [email protected]

General Criteria

Eligibility: Students (18-25 years of age); women and people with special needs are especially encouraged to apply.

Number of participants: Individual entry

Language: English

Duration of short film/documentary: 3 minutes

Screening: Top three documentaries will be screened on the ‘International Mountain Day’ on 11 December 2017

Last date of Submission:
30 November 2017


Winners and runners-up will receive cash prizes and award certificates.

Reservations and Confidentiality

The participant, who sends his/her short film/documentary to the competition, agrees to transfer copyrights for distribution, duplication, copying, publication and usage of his/her video by UNDP. The organizers, on their side, commit themselves to indicate the name of filmmaker in case of usage.

International Mountain Day Short-Film Competition

International Mountain Day Short-Film Competition

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