CALL FOR ENTRIES: #Nucleus Short Film Competition For Smartphone Films

20 June 2019


CALL FOR ENTRIES: #Nucleus Short Film Competition For Smartphone Films

The #Nucleus competition for smartphone short films is a joint initiative of Goethe Institut and MINA (Mobile Innovation Network & Association). Film-makers and creatives are invited to submit short films of 3 to 5 minutes in length, exploring issues of the environment and sustainability.

Films should capture your personal response to your environment, focused on the natural landscape and iconic sites of your country, to make the connections between the natural world, people’s lives and the cultural heritage in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


  • Your film can be shot on any kind of smartphone or mobile device or a pocket camera, and edited on a mobile device or PC.
  • The film must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The film must be made in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.
  • A native plant must appear in the opening sequence for at least 20 seconds. Its significance will then emerge in the course of the work
  • The film should be shot in a well-known or iconic location within the country in question.
  • The work should express your personal stance on questions of the environment and sustainability.

The best entries will be selected, and in November 2019 the winners will be invited to a screening of the films and a three-day workshop in Wellington (New Zealand/Aotearoa). The workshop will bring together your diverse creative talents to shoot a smartphone short film on eco-tourism.

Submission deadline: 31 August 2019 

Submit your short films here or find out more here.

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