1 minute to save the world


An international short film competition on climate change. Deadline for entries is 17:00 (GMT) Friday October 30th 2009.


Witness accounts, adaptation stories, animation, innovation, satire, fiction, under 18’s, amateur film-makers, professionals. Whoever you are and whatever your take on climate change we want you to take action and make a 1 minute film.


Following the submission deadline, our in house team will select 15 films plus the 5 films rated most highly by the public by the 7th November. On the 9th November, these 20 finalists will go before our panel of judges and be screened in the featured section of our home page and on The Guardian Unlimited. Winners and Prizes will be announced on 23rd November 17:00 (GMT).

Tag your film with “1minutetosavetheworld” when you upload it, and download our title sequence (optional). This will help people direct people to the site to vote for you. Get your entries in quickly and spread the word so that more people watch and vote for your film. One vote per person per film.


The winning film will receive a cash prize of £1000 generously donated by Passion Pictures.

Winning films will screen in selected cinemas in the UK. Youth films will screen at the British Film Institute on November 28th with TrueTube. Other finalists will be chosen to screen at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.


Make your film and we’ll make sure the world sees it. Our partners Greenpeace, Unite for Climate, World Development Movement, nef (new economics foundation), Stop Climate Chaos Coallition, and all our green friends and climate supporter will be sending your winning films around the globe in a worldwide campaign in November to raise public and political support for the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

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