INDIE Goes Mobile is a competition dedicated to films created using mobile phone cameras and digital cameras that deal with the theme of diversity in school and in young people’s lives.
The British Council is organising this European film competition within the framework of our Inclusion and Diversity in Education (INDIE) project.
Diversity acknowledges that there are differences between people of different cultures, different physical appearance, different beliefs and values, different sexual orientation and more. Look around you and you will see that diversity is everywhere: in your country, your city and in your school. INDIE is about acknowledging and respecting these differences even if your own personal views on these subjects are not the same.
Diversity and INDIE – some ideas for you to get inspired...
The first task that participants in our INDIE project completed was to create a European Charter on Inclusion and Diversity in Education. This charter promotes the appreciation of differences between religion, culture, sexual orientation, clothes people wear, the way they look, etc. in the school community. It emphasizes the fact that young people’s wishes and voices should be heard. The Charter insists, for example, that from now on, discrimination and racism will not be tolerated. Have a read of the charter.
Why not get inspired by the charter and show us what diversity means to you, whether it’s in school or in your day-to-day life, by making a short film of maximum 3 minutes in length with your mobile phone or digital camera.
You could win a brand new Sony video camera!
The competition is open to secondary school students of all ages enrolled in schools from countries participating in the INDIE project, i.e. Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
The deadline for submitting your original film on the theme of diversity is 31 October 2009.
For details on how to submit your video, see the following page on our INDIE website: www.britishcouncil.org/indie-competition