The UNRSF in partnership with Life and UNECE launch in October a call for movies for the Global Road Safety Film Festival to be held on the 21-22 February 2022 in Geneva.
The Global Road Safety Film Festival is a film festival taking place on the 21st and 22nd February 2022 at the Palais de Nation, at the heart of Geneva.
This year 2021-2022 marks the 8th Edition of the festival under the theme; "For a smart and safe mobility“. The festival is organized by the Laser International Foundation (LIFE), in collaboration with the UN Road Safety Found (UNRSF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The festival aims to raise awareness of road safety issues and promote increased engagement in road safety cooperation at the global, national and local levels for more concerted effort and targeted financing to reduce the annual 1.35 million fatalities occurring globally.
As we advocate for the greater mobilization of funds for road safety projects through the United Nations Road Safety Fund, we hope to utilize the cinematic experience and explore how art can unite communities for safer mobility solutions everywhere.
Awards & Prizes
Entry into the Festival guarantees all the Films to be in competition, and the shortlisted films will be nominated for the following awards: The Grand Prize The Jury Prize The SDGs in Action Prize The Moments2Live4 Award "Audience Award" for the Youth Prize category We will also have awards issued for the best films in the different thematic areas: Youth Award (Awarded to young filmmakers between the ages of 18-35) Moments2live4 Award(Public Prize with online voting) Women and road safety Award Speeding Award Drink and drive or drive under influence Award Safe equipment Award(seatbelts, helmets and child restraints, use of the technology, etc.) Child Protection Award Distracted driving Award
Rules & Terms
1. Free submission and screening Film submission and participation is free for all filmmakers. Free screening of the shortlisted films will take place both virtually on the Roadsafetyfilm and the UN Road Safety Fund YouTube channel and in place at the Geneva Palais des Nations. The organization of the Festival does not cover transport and subsistence costs.
2. Materials to submit Films are to be submitted in their original version for the selection process. Films in English do not require translation. Films in other languages are recommended to be subtitled in English.
All films must be uploaded via the Film Freeway Secure Online Screener system.
The Global Road Safety Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film that fails to adhere to the abovementioned terms.
3. Dialogues/Subtitles If your project includes non-English dialogues, please ensure all subtitles are hardcoded to your video file (we do not accept a translated list of dialogue on paper).
4. Completion Projects need to have been completed in the last five years, i.e. from January 1, 2016, to be eligible for consideration for the 2021 edition of the Festival.
5. Declaration of Rights Upon Submitting a Film The Global Film Festival Organization will only accept the submission of a film if the submitter is the holder of all usage rights to the film necessary for the submission. The festival reserves the right to demand appropriate proof of these rights and to reject the submission upon failure to provide it.
6. Notification All the submitted films will be notified on January 28th 2022, if their film has been shortlisted or not. If your film is shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Festival Director regarding practical details of your screening during the Festival.
7. Shortlisted Films Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the film's shortlisted status.
The Global Road Safety Film Festival disavows any responsibility for and will not be held responsible for any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct.
8. Participants Obligations No shortlisted film may be withdrawn from the festival Programme after its participation has been publicized. During the festival, no participating film may be screened outside the festival venues prior to its official presentation at the Festival.
Participation in the Festival requires unconditional adherence to all regulations set out in these guidelines.
The Film Festival Director reserves the right to rule on any cases not provided for in these guidelines.
9. Usage Rights The participant declares and guarantees that they are the holder of all usage rights necessary for the use of the film in the context of this agreement. The participant affirms that any third parties involved in the production and distribution of the film have agreed, where necessary, to its use in the context of Global Road Safety Film Festival, its follow up and developments, as specified in this agreement. The participant guarantees that by using the film in the context of this agreement, no rights of third parties, including persons depicted in the film, are infringed.
10. Catalogue All the material required for the Festival catalogue (synopses, cast and credits, biography and a complete filmography of the director, photographs of the director, actors and scenes from the film in black and white and color, must be submitted at the same time with the films.