YOUNG PEOPLE IN EUROPE AGED 16-24 are being invited to take part in a film competition on the subject of human trafficking.

The winning film will be shown at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and all three winning entries will be shown at the Royal Society of Arts, in addition to a cash prize.

The competition is organised by RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) a coalition of members of religious orders which extends across 31 countries in Europe, with 139 anti-trafficking networks. RENATE is committed to freeing the world of slavery and exploitation, rehabilitating victims, and addressing the root causes of systemic injustice that creates and sustains the trade in human lives.

Entrants to the competition are invited to produce a short film individually or as part of a team, up to four minutes long, around the slogan ‘Slavery – Human Trafficking – Near YOU!’, and some or all of the tags #StopTheDemand, #BreakTheChains, #EndTheCycleTOGETHER.
Winners will receive £2000 for first place, £1000 for second place, and £500 for third place. The prize money is per entry, so in the case of team entries, will be shared between the team members. The deadline for entries is mid-August 2021.

Films can be made on a smartphone, tablet, or video camera, through the media of dance, music, poetry, rap, animation, graphics, cartoons, interviews, or using a news or documentary format.

Winning entries will also be shown in London at RENATE’s Film Festival, which will take place on 12 September 2021, across two venues in London. [This was originally scheduled for 18 October 2020 but was delayed due to Covid-19.]

RENATE endeavours to abolish all forms of human trafficking and exploitation that violate the human dignity and rights of persons. Throughout its European Network, RENATE adopts a victim-centred, human rights, trauma-informed approach in relation to the law.

* More information on the competition here.
* Source: RENATE