AND THE WINNER IS: ALEX NAGY FOR HIS FILM "HELPING HAND." VIEW IT HERE!
The jury for the competition is composed of notable names in the philanthropic, entertainment, and media sectors: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Sarah McLachlan, Louise Arbour, Craig Kielburger, Ivan Fecan, Atom Egoyan, Frank Giustra, Nicolas Moyer, and Ryan Holmes.
Radcliffe founder Frank Giustra is providing the $20,000 prize. “I believe that through education and communication, we as Canadians can bring together global citizens and humanitarian leaders to make a difference. Join me.”
Jacqueline Dupuis, film festival executive director, agrees. “Film has the ability to change hearts and minds, to educate and to inspire, which is why we believe this competition, in collaboration with the Radcliffe Foundation, has the potential to make a substantial impact on the refugee crisis.”
The competition in a nutshell:
- SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM
Open to all filmmakers across all genres. The films must be between up to 60 seconds in length and include a clear call to action for Canadians to get involved in the crisis.
- THE JURY VOTES
A jury composed of notable names in politics, philanthropy and entertainment will choose three finalists.
- THE PUBLIC VOTES
Spread the message far and wide. The short film with the most votes wins a $20,000 prize and a screening at the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival.
For full contest guidelines and dates, visit the Radcliffe Foundation Award for Refugee Crisis site.