UNICEF Nepal Short Film Competition 2019

Calling all young filmmakers to tell their childhood story

flyer for film competition
04 September 2019

This year, we’re celebrating 30 years since world leaders made a promise to all children, everywhere, to protect and fulfill their rights, by adopting the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Although great strides have been made in these past decades in protecting and promoting the rights of children, the truth is that children’s rights continue to be threatened daily. There are still too many children being left behind. Millions still suffer violations of their rights when they are denied adequate healthcare, nutrition, education and protection from violence, for example.

While today’s children face new threats to their rights, they also have new opportunities to realize their rights and have their voices heard. It is in this context and recognizing film as a dynamic medium with the potential to spark expression, creativity, discussion and drive change – that UNICEF Nepal, in collaboration with the British Council, is calling on filmmakers to take part in its Short Film Competition 2019.

Aspiring young filmmakers and film-enthusiasts between the ages of 14-18 are invited to submit short films on the theme “My Childhood.” These films are expected to capture diverse points-of-view, offering insight into the minds, experiences and inner lives of young people, as well as sensitizing participants, in the process, about their own right to a safe, happy childhood.

Selected films will be broadcast via UNICEF Nepal’s website and social media channels. In addition, best videos will also be screened at public events marking World Children’s Day later this year.


  • Filmmakers must be between the ages of 14 to 18.
  • The entire film must have been conceived and created by the young filmmaker with minimal input from adults, although adult supervision is recommended.
  • Please fill and submit this application form.
  • Film length should be between 1 to 5 minutes, can be in Nepali, English, or any local language. If in local language, please provide a list of subtitles in Nepali/English.
  • All submissions and queries are to be emailed to unicefnepal@gmail.com
  • Proof of age is required – along with your submissions, please provide a scanned copy of a valid birth certificate or national ID.
  • Proof of consent is required – please fill the attached consent form, and have it signed by a parent or guardian and send us the scanned copy along with your film.
  • All films should be received by midnight 17 October 2019 (30 Asoj 2076)