EU: Young film maker competition - #EUandME

Call Deadline
31 Oct 2018
European Commission


The Young film maker competition is part of the #EUandME campaign.

This competition is a short film contest for filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35. Participants must be a resident of an EU Member State. Participants must already have made at least one short film in the past. They must include a link to a short film they have made in their application.

Contestants must submit an idea for a short film that tells a story linked to the impact of the European Union in people’s daily life. Entries can be submitted in one of 5 categories:

  • Mobility,
  • Sustainability,
  • Rights,
  • Digital, 
  • Skills & business.

Each category will have a winner, who will receive a grant to realise their film. To apply, participants must submit a written synopsis of the film and a short smartphone video in which they explain their motivation and the concept of their film. They must include in their application a link to a short film they have made in the past. The EU will conduct a pre-selection on the basis of eligibility and a number of selection criteria, then a jury of senior film directors will select two nominees for each category. The 5 winners will be selected by a public vote online, which will take place in January-February 2019.

Beneficiaries and Aims

Enterprise Category
Non Applicabile
Sociale - Cooperazione
Places to Invest
  • Europe

Incentives and Expenses

Tipology of Incentive
Contributo, Premi e Borse

Each of the 5 winners will be awarded with a grant of €7,500 to realise their films.

The 5 selected films must be completed and delivered before 30 April 2019. The films must be no longer than 5 minutes.

The winning films will be published on the #EUandME campaign’s website and will be offered to leading national media for publication. The 5 winning films will be screened during an Awards ceremony that will take place as of June 2019.


The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018 at 12.00 CET.