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COP26 Filmmaking Challenge

The Challenge

Ahead of COP26, the UN's climate conference, we want you to make a short film telling the stories behind the climate crisis.

You can work by yourself, or in a small team of p to 6 people (cast/interviewees don't count from this total). Teams must include at least one UEA student, but feel free to get your non-UEA friends involved!

Your film must be between 1 and 5 minutes long, and can be narrative or non-fiction.

Subject matter can be anything, as long as it's connected to the climate and ecological crisis, and takes issues regarding this topic seriously.

During UEA's COP26 festival week, we'll have a mini filmmaking festival, showing your films and giving out awards.

Submitting a film

The screening and awards event will take place on the evening of Monday - October 25th, in LT4.

You can submit your film using a Google Drive link or similar, to

Submissions close at midnight on Friday the 22nd of October.

(For potential late submissions, email

Follow COP26 festival on Instagram for updates on the competition and screening event:

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Norwich, UK

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