In 2013, the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, together with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and leading nature filmmakers worldwide, invited you to take part in a first-ever global multimedia initiative. One that will unite 200 million people in 193 countries to remind all of us just how vital forests are.
About the 2013 contest
Forests for People short film contest invited everyone, in every part of the world, to create and share a personal film about their own relationship to the forest. How it inspires you. Shelters you. Nurtures you. Contributes to your life, or even makes life possible.
How the film was created was entirely up to you. The main focus was to use whatever you have to tell your story in up to 5 minutes or less. Every type of media, from video cameras to mobile footage, animation to photos, was welcome. You didn't have to be a professional filmmaker.
Each new entry opened a unique window on our unique human connections to the forest. Together, they helped everyone see forests in a compelling new light.
Judging and finalists
The contest ended on 22 February 2013. The international jury selected 15 semi-finalist and five finalist films to be premiered at the April 2013 meeting of the United Nations Forum on Forests in Istanbul, and at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The winners were also invited to attend the film premiere at the United Nations Forum on Forests meeting in Istanbul, with travel support included.
The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat wishes to thank the following for their generous assistance: BBC Motion Gallery, Footage Search, Inc., Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, National Geographic Society, Tomato, Traffic Concept and Film, and all of the filmmakers who donated their time and expertise.
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