Global Action Plan announces Flickers of the Future short film competition, inviting young UK filmmakers and creatives to create a human story of a sustainable future.
The competition, aimed at 18-29 year olds, is looking for powerful content with humour, aspirational and feel-good storylines to depict an optimistic and sustainable future, that diverts away from the typical dystopian drama depiction of what the future holds.
Flickers of the Future patron Richard Curtis CBE commented: "This could be the most important drama of our time, a much-needed route to drive the rapid and major changes we need to avert a climate crisis and achieve the United Nations Global Goals.
"We’re in the thick of a real emergency for planet and the people - so I urge you to get involved today and put your best creative energy to saving our weird, worrying but still wonderful world."
The applicants will be shortlisted and the top 30 entries will be invited to an Inspiration Session with film and environmental experts to expand on their idea.
Five finalists will then be chosen and mentored by the Flickers of the Future Expert Panel to develop their narrative further and submit a treatment.
The chosen winner will be supported through the production of their drama with £100,000 and will be guided by the Expert Panel of film experts, environmentalists and futurists.
Applications close at midnight on 5th January 2020.
Find out more about the competition and how to apply here.