Open Call for TOxIC Short Film Festival

Intersectional Environment & Social Toxicity

MasterPeace Global COOLeaders program presents the first edition of the TOxIC Short Film Festival.

Toxictiy is a negative state of being in all aspects of our lives which needs to be urgently and constantly addressed in order to maintain equilibrium and to create the positive conditions for the transformation of the individual and collective senses and realities. In everyday life it relates to things which affect us negatively and prevent us from reaching our true potential and degrades our consciousness. It creeps through the air , water, the noise, it’s on the streets, in the media, business practices, in politics, etc. It leads to the kind of conflicts, oppression and violence which we see and find ourselves in. Toxictiy is a negative state of being in all aspects of our lives which needs to be urgently and constantly addressed in order to maintain equilibrium and to create the positive conditions for the transformation of the individual and collective senses and realities. In everyday life it relates to things which affect us negatively and prevent us from reaching our true potential and degrades our consciousness. It creeps through the air , water, the noise, it’s on the streets, in the media, business practices, in politics, etc. It leads to the kind of conflicts, oppression and violence which we see and find ourselves in.

The TOxIC Film Festival
Toxic Film Festival celebrated this power of cinema to unlock the power of imagination for change – makingWe are looking for films which in essence and content, reflects, reimagines and reconfigures realities relating to the individual & collective. We prefer films which deal with local & intimate realities, conflicts and challenges and seek ways to voice them and maybe also find solutions. These could be related to but not limited to personal freedom, privacy, environment, rights, freedom of expression, social inclusion, economic empowerment, democratic values or spiritual growth.

We are seeking films from around the world of up to 8 mins duration.
The films can include fiction, filmed action, documentaries, animation, video art and music videos.
The films can be in any language and preferably subtitled in English.

We will be having a special category for films made by women and for people from marginalized communities. We will be encouraging the engagement and training of women and marginalized groups in film making as part of our initiative

Film Submission 
Deadline for submission is May 15, 2024

Please send/upload your film link or media file to or by giving acess to the following id: sudipta@masterpeace.org and ashwini@masterpeace.org

You can also upload in the YouTube and provide the link to above mentioned email Id.
All queries can be directed to the email: sudipta@masterpeace.org

Award
The total prize money is EURO 5000. There may be an increase in the prize money in the future. 

Jury
Global jury of filmmakers, artists and change-makers will be announced later.

Final Award Ceremony & Screening
To be announced later.

Screenings
The chosen film will be screened online and at physical venues throughout the world. We will also mobilize this through our MP clubs in 45+ Countries.

Workshops
The ToFF film festival will feature regular webinars and workshops based on artivism with special focus on films as a medium of change-making.

About Masterpeace COOLeaders
The MasterPeace COOLeaders is a global program which aims to build ownership and leadership at grassroots level to address the issues of environment – natural, developmental and cultural. We hope to reach out to common people and engage, inform and motivate them to take practical steps to solve key issues and to transform the conditions which lead to the crisis. The program is committed to tackling climate action, toxicity in our lives and enabling equal participation of women and marginalized communities. The COOLeaders program is using creative modes like arts, films, sports, etc. towards its purposes.

Current Partners
Doughnut Economics Action Lab, Resilient Foundation, Culture Monks, Community Arts Network

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