Eco Kids Namibia is calling on children between the age of 6 and 16 to create short documentaries for the Eco Kids Film Festival 2016, which will take place in February in our very own Etosha.
The theme for the 2016 competition is ‘Water and Earth’ and entrants are asked to create narrative documentaries between three and ten minutes long that speak to both aspects of this theme, with a particular focus on the role that water and the earth play in their lives and in their communities. This theme is particularly pertinent in light of the current drought and water crisis that many areas of Namibia are currently experiencing.
Entries can be submitted up until the 17th of January 2016.
With the support of the Namibian government, Eco Kids Namibia looks to create multimedia content by and for children that will “encourage environmental practices that maintain ecosystems, ecological processes and Namibia’s unique biological diversity, whilst utilising living resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians” and “‘Sensitise’ on environmental issues and foster respect and fascination for ALL life which will inspire life-long environmental guardians.”
For this year’s competition, entrants are encouraged to use varied techniques and film elements to create “exciting, fresh and original film ideas”.
We look forward to seeing the results in Etosha in February, and applaud this move to engage young Namibians in environmental issues and nurture their creative talents.