Short Film Contest: Nourishing Transformations: Lived Alternatives for the Future of the Planet

CALAS – Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), from the Knowledge Laboratory: " The Anthropocene as a multiple crisis: Latin American perspectives", the civil association Welthaus Bielefeld e.V. (Germany), the Museum of Environmental Sciences ( MCA) in cooperation with the Muestra de Cine Socioambiental, organized within the framework of the Guadalajara International Film Festival ( FICG) (Mexico),
would like to announce the international short film competition:




Our societies confront multiple social, environmental, political, and economic crises. The unbridled exploitation of natural resources, the degradation of ecosystems, the loss of biodiversity, the unprecedented levels of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere (described by some as the Anthropocene) do not only harm the environment, but also deprive people in many places of their livelihoods. Conditions of work and life become more precarious and social inequalities continue to grow across the world.

At the same time, alternative modes of living and economics, more harmonious with a natural and human environment, are being practiced. They show, on different scales, that more just and sustainable worlds, socially and ecologically, are possible in which everyone can live well.

With this film contest, we would like to collect these experiences and proposals from different regions of the world and make them visible so that other people might encounter inspiration in their example. The present call invites the submission of short films expressing good social-environmental and good (co)living practices. We are interested in the great diversity of projects and themes related to this topic, like climate justice (socially just and climate-friendly alternatives in transportation and housing), alternatives to extractavism related to the production and supply chain of electronic devices (for example, cell phones) or textiles, and food sovereignty, among others.

The stories should answer the following question from the perspective of the actors and actresses:

How does the project contribute to the creation of solidarity-based economic and social relations for the promotion of social and environmental justice?


Closing of applications: 15.01.2023.

For further information on Conditions of Participation and Registration Form, visit Open Calls.