As in the past, COPEAM supports the 2017 edition of PLURAL+ Video Festival, organized by UNAOC and IOM in cooperation with a wide number of international partners. The main goal of this worldwide competition is to give voice to young video makers wishing to express their experiences and thoughts on migration, diversity and social inclusion.
Over 320 short videos from 67 countries have competed this year in the three age categories (9-12, 13-17, 18-25). COPEAM will award its special prize to “Can you see the future?” by Ismet Kale (Turkey) with the following motivation:
“Syrian children refugees unleash their imagination about their future. Their dreams take shape through tiny lines drawing the life they see for themselves. The viewer is taken on a journey across time where he/she moves amid fantasy and reality, miseries and hope, confidence and despair.”
The winner will be invited to present its video during the 25th annual Conference of COPEAM that will take place in Palma de Mallorca from 10 to 12 May 2018 and gather hundreds of representatives of the media sector from the whole Mediterranean region.