UNICEF Believe in Zero: Make a VIDEO, spread the word and create SUPERHEROES for children!

5 Jun

unicef filmThough we may not have super power, by filming innovative videos we could raise public awareness of the right to play and help UNICEF HK achieve ZERO Underdevelopment for children. And this is YOUR chance to make a difference.

Here’s what you need to do:
Produce a three to five minutes long video in group of one to four about “My view on the situation of children’s play in Hong Kong”. While some suggested ideas and topics are shown below, you are welcome to select your own video theme:
Play Reforms: Reforming nostalgic children games and adapt them into modern ones for the nowadays children
Joy of Play in a day: Children play everywhere, play is part of their life
Play no more…: Impact of children’s development if they are not allowed to play
My favourite Play: Children are the experts of Play and know what they like most. Let them decide what to play and how to play
Play everywhere and anywhere: Home, school, grass lawns and playgrounds are playable spaces for children
Work hard and Play hard: The benefit of play and its importance to children’s development

Any type of production (including but not limited to animation, computer graphics, documentary or acting) can be shown in the final work. The video should be three to five minutes long, excluding credits at the beginning and end of the video, with a resolution of not lower than 720×576 pixel (4:3) or 720×480 pixel (16:9).

For more information on the competition, please visit their website. Deadline for submission 26 August 2013.

Founded in 1946, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading United Nations organisation working specifically for children, with the mandate and influence to transform their lives. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), one of the 36 National Committees, was founded in 1986 to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work worldwide and to promote, advocate for child rights in Hong Kong. They believe their work is not completed until all champion for child rights to achieve four Zero Sufferings for children.
ZERO Mortality ⇔ Right to Survival
Every child has the right to enjoy food, clean water, health services and a standard of living, etc. adequate for survival

ZERO Underdevelopment ⇔ Right to Development

Every child has the right to education, leisure, participation in cultural activities and understanding their basic rights, etc.

ZERO Abuse ⇔ Right to Protection
Every child has the right to special protection in situations of armed conflict or conflict with the law, and should be protected from any forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation

ZERO Isolation ⇔ Right to Participation
Every child has the right to freedom of expression; social, economic, cultural and religion activities; association and peaceful assembly; information from diverse sources


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