A film that can save the earth

A film that can save the earth

The World Bank’s Film4Climate competition, supported by Enel, is inviting youngsters to imagine and describe, through the medium of short film, the future of the climate: the winners will be awarded their prizes at COP22 in Marrakesh


Can we fight climate change? A film will answer this question. A question that, for once, is not directed towards governments, institutions or businesses, but towards young people aged 14 to 35 from all over the world. What will their answer be?

As part of the Connect4Climate programme, in partnership with Enel, United Nations and Vulcan Production, the World Bank has launched the Film4climate contest, calling young people to send ads and short films in which they narrate their point of view on the future of the Earth.


The youngsters' plea to the world

The points of view, concerns and ideas of the young people who will take part in the Film4Climate will be the strongest message at COP 22, the next UN summit on climate, which will take place in Marrakech (Morocco) from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The contest winners, selected by the jury chaired by Bernardo Bertolucci, will be awarded during COP 22.

The videos will represent the plea from tomorrow's men and women to the governments that today must make bold and clear decisions for the good of everyone.

“This contest gives young people the possibility to tell a story that can change the world”.”

– Lucia Grenna, Connect4Climate Program Manager

Enel is supporting this initiative because it makes a contribution to our project of building a sustainable future for the Earth.


The energy of images, the strength of changes

Images have a strength that convey the energy of life more than any word. This was already our experience with Bring the sun home, the film that describes one of Enel's projects for accessing electricity in Latin America.

Scientific studies and heartfelt calls can capture people's attention with the strength of numbers and statistics, but they lack the power to engage us that comes from seeing with our own eyes how a life changes.

“Young people inspire us every day. COP22 will be an opportunity to show the world their creativity and how they are taking the initiative on climate change.”

– Hakima El Haite, Special envoy for mobilisation towards COP 22 in Morocco

The hope is that by 15 September - the deadline for submitting the videos - thousands of young people will have narrated a world in which they live today and imagine for tomorrow.

Seeing how young boys and girls look to the future of the Earth is an invitation to choose the path of sustainability firmly and without delay.