Ihobe launches Klimametraje, a youth short film competition on climate change


The first edition of the competition kicks off with the dual purpose of raising public awareness of the impact of climate change and revealing the views of Basque youth on the current climate crisis. The call for applications is now open until 18th November for young people aged between 18 and 30.

The Basque Government's Public Environmental Management Company, Ihobe, is launching Klimametraje, the first youth short film competition on climate change. Aimed at young people aged between 18 and 30 living in the Basque Autonomous Community, the call seeks to collect creative ideas that bring together the impact of climate change in the Basque Country in a maximum of 90 seconds, through the eyes of young people.

The competition is part of the Basque Climate and Energy Week, ASTEKLIMA, which began on 23rd September, and the deadline for submitting short films is 18th November. All instructions and registrations can be consulted here

Participants can submit their work in two categories; the first of which focuses on showing the impact of climate change in the Basque Country, and the second focuses on providing solutions and presenting initiatives or tools that promote climate action in the region. In both cases, the minimum length of the short film is 30 seconds and the maximum is 90 seconds.

Each participant may submit two short films, but only one per category. They will all be evaluated by a jury made up of experts representing the audiovisual sector, as well as the environmental sector, with special involvement in climate change. 

Two winners will be selected from the entries submitted, one in each category, who will receive an electric bicycle as a prize. Two awards will also be presented - one for the capacity to raise awareness, and the other for the capacity to mobilise citizens - which will be awarded with an agrotourism weekend in accommodation in the Basque Country accredited with the European Ecolabel.