Shining Stars of Europe Video Contest

Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to: people all over the world
Prizes: money prize of EUR 1,000 for each of the 3 best movie contributions, travel reimbursements of up to EUR 1,000 for each of the three winners


The Latvian and Luxembourg EU Presidencies 2015 and the European Commission would like to invite all young minds to participate in the fourth edition of the Shining Stars of Europe Video contest, featuring the topic of the European Year for Development, “Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future”.

When involved in development cooperation, we need to meet new identities and cultures with respect and look for opportunities of exchange and mutual benefit. All cultures can contribute to raising the quality of our lives in different ways.


People from all over the world are invited to make a short video clip of not more than 150 seconds showing a particularly fruitful development cooperation project, carried out by an organisation or designed by themselves. It is possible to either shown your own ideas for a future development cooperation project, or to make a short documentary on an existing progressive development cooperation project in cooperation with an NGO.


  • A money prize of EUR 1,000 for each of the 3 best movie contributions, offered by the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg;
  • Travel reimbursements of up to EUR 1,000 for each of the three winners, giving them the opportunity to present their movie to a selected audience. Winners shall also be invited to the Award Ceremony on 9th and 10th December 2015 in Luxembourg;
  • Partner Organisations involved in the production of the winning movies benefit from additional publicity and promotion through the Shining Stars of Europe contest featuring the European Year for Development.


In order to apply you should upload your video on their webpage. Please read carefully all the rules before applying. Deadline for applying is 30 September 2015.

For more information please check the official call or visit the official website.

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