The PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion is back for the 9th year in a row!

A joint initiative between the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration, PLURAL+ encourages youth to create original videos addressing key challenges and opportunities related to social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, human rights and xenophobia. This year they have received 320 video entries from 67 different countries, illustrated by infographic below.

By the beginning of August, a prestigious international jury will have selected three PLURAL+ International Jury Award winners in each age category (up to 12, 13-17, 18-25). The International Jury Award winners will receive $1,000 as well as be invited to New York, all travel expenses paid, to present their work at the PLURAL+ 2017 Festival Awards Ceremony in New York.

In addition to the three International Jury award winners, this year PLURAL+ is adding a new award to the list, the “PLURAL+ Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia”, and the winner will also be flown to New York to participate and present his/her video at the PLURAL+ 2017 Festival.

Several of PLURAL+ partner organisations will also award prizes and opportunities to over 20 of the best videos submitted. The partner’s award-winning videos will be invited to present their work at film and video festivals, conferences and events around the world.

This year the PLURAL+ 2017 Festival and Awards Ceremony will take place on November 9th at the United Nations Headquarters and on November 10th at the Paley Center for Media in New York.