February 21, 2014

OPPORTUNITIES: European Video Challenge 2014

Every crisis offers opportunity. The current European economic and political crisis polarises societies and challenges the ‘European dream’. But at the same time, and across Europe, ordinary people are
reclaiming public space, demanding transparency and social justice.
A new sense of community and citizenship is spreading and the great thing is: we share the experience.
With the European Parliament Elections ahead, we atDoc Next Network think it’s time to take it a step further. We’re calling on media makers, social activists and critical thinkers to share your views on ‘Europe’, in the form of audiovisual media works. We invite you tochallenge prevailing notions of democracy and representation, to reflect on alternatives, and to create new narratives for an open society. Building an online video platform, we aim to instigate a debate and discover ‘radical’ stories about what is and should be happening in Europe. We believe that through our stories and creative media works, we are able to represent ourselves and our communities, locally and globally. This is what we call Radical Democracy.
So: take a stand and share your views about Radical Democracy for Europe on video. Become a part of the debate around the 2014 European Elections - and win a €2500 award.
We are looking for media works in all genres and visual forms, shot or created in any format. We will accept videos of up to 5 minutes in length - but remember, less is more. All works should be made within the last 2 years. We encourage you to produce videos especially for the challenge!

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