Call for Young Videographers to Film The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris

Deadline: 31 August 2015
Open to: young people between 22-27 years old with minimum 2-year experience of professional video-production activity and degree in communication or journalism
Benefits: unique experience to film the UNESCO Youth Forum with accommodation and travel cost covered


Are you a creative mind that likes translating messages into images? Are you just kicking off your career in professional video-production? Young freelancer or entrepreneur in video-production, this is your chance: show what “Young people changing the world” means for you and work with (and for) UNESCO to give image and sound to the vibe of the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum.

From 26 to 28 October 2015, UNESCO is organizing the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum on the theme “Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet”. The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will bring together over 500 young women and men from all over the world to focus on issues related to sustainable development and global citizenship. The forum culminates in a series of recommended actions to be presented at the UNESCO General Conference and to further shape local youth-led work.


This call is open to:

  • Youth-led video production companies with a minimum 2-years of professional video production activity;
  • Young freelance videographers with a minimum 2-years of professional video-production activity and with proven experience working within a video-production team.

All applicants (either individual or within the applying companies) must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 22-27 years old (inclusive) at the time of the Forum;
  • Minimum 2-year experience of professional video-production activity, preferably within a team;
  • Degree in Communication or Journalism;
  • Capacity to ensure the following film and production equipment and specifications:
    • Shoot and deliver for 16:9 aspect ratio;
    • Shoot in Full HD 1920×1080 if possible, otherwise shoot SD and up-press to 1920×1080 in post-production;
    • Audio and interviews should be recorded by external microphones, either lavalieres, reporter or shotgun-microphone.


Unique opportunity and experience to film the UNESCO Youth Forum with accommodation and travel cost covered. The selected videographers must provide their own equipment.


If you fulfill the above criteria, your submission should consist of the following:

  • A video-production of maximum 3 minutes on the theme “Young people changing the world”;
  • Your CV/portfolio and samples of your work;
  • Examples of experience of working within/as member of a video-production team (if applying as a freelancer).

Send all required documents to [email protected]

At least one videographer per world region will be selected to form the Youth Forum video-production team and will be tasked with preparing video content for diffusion on UNESCO’s website and social media channels.

For more information check the official call or visit the official website.

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