Short-film competition - win 20,000 €

The European Travel Commission is seeking a talented new filmmaker to create an inspirational short film about Europe as a tourism destination. If you dream of travelling across Europe and making a great film, this is your opportunity!

Since video is one the most media-rich formats for engaging people, one of the activities of the Destination Europe 2020 programme, a joint initiative between the European Travel Commission [ETC] and the European Commission to strengthen Europe as a tourist destination, is focusing on using the power of video as a major influencer for creating travel inspiration. The European Travel Commission is, therefore, launching a film competition with the aim to create a new inspirational short film to promote Europe as a tourism destination.

ETC invites young filmmakers to submit their idea for a short film that captures the idea of EUROPE – A Never-Ending Journey. The finalist will have the opportunity to travel through Europe to turn the idea in to a three-minute short film which will be distributed worldwide.

A maximum budget of €20 000 is available to complete the project and all members of the team will be given a first class InterRail Global Pass for train travel within and between European countries. The Screen South cultural development agency will provide executive producer assistance through a mentor that will help the finalist through the production process.

In the initial selection 10 potential winners will be given the chance to promote their proposal online. Entries will then be reduced to a shortlist of 5 and invited to attend an interview in Brussels with a panel of experts including an Academy Award-winning filmmaker.

Shooting is foreseen in July and August and the final-cut promotion video should be ready by the 23rd of September.

Visit the contest's official site for all the details!