In a world often characterized by intolerance and cultural divisions, the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change and empowers them to share their creative vision with the world and foster respect for diversity.
Launched in 2009, PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), with a network of more than 50 partner organizations around the globe.
Every year, PLURAL+ gives young people around the world the opportunity to express their vision and their creativity through multimedia production. PLURAL+ invites young people of up to 25 years old to submit original and creative short films focusing on the themes of migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.
Selection and winner
PLURAL+ video entries are organized in three age categories: 1) up to 12 years old; 2) 13-17 years old; and 3) 18-25 years old.
An International Jury then selects three PLURAL+ Award Winners in each age category. In addition, UNAOC and IOM select three videos to receive the Special Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia, The Future We Want Award, and the Award #forSafeWorship.
PLURAL+ partner organizations also award prizes and professional opportunities to more than 20 videos every year.
Winning videos are chosen on the basis of their potential to have an impact on the audience, as well as on their artistic, innovative, and creative content.