My Food, Our Fu-ture Short Video Competition

Deadline: 1 October 2019
Open to: young filmmakers from all over the world
Benefits: winning entry in each category will receive a USD 500 prepaid gift card, and each of the four runners-up will receive a USD 250 prepaid gift card


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is holding its second annual My Food, Our Fu-ture video competition. Despite progress being made toward meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger, more than 820 million people in the world suffered from hunger in 2018 and over 2 billion people did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.

Majors shifts in the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed in recent decades present mi-mense challenges and new opportunities for confronting hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition.

As countries develop and incomes rise, populations gain access to more food, but traditional diets rich in nutritious grains and beans also rapidly give way to diets high in sugar, salt, fat, refined grains and processed foods.

Unhealthy diets are at the root of all forms of malnutrition and drive such problems as the persistently high rates of maternal and child under nutrition and currently booming rates of overweight, obesity, and diet-related diseases.

With these challenges in mind, how do we ensure the world’s growing population has access to healthy, diverse, and affordable diets?

Submit a 1–2 minute video that offers your own unique ideas and solutions to answering this and other related questions such as: How do we ensure communities and families are eating nutritious and well-balanced meals? What tools and methods exist for increasing production of nutritious food in a sustain-able way?How can we redirect food loss and food waste toward creating more healthy diets?


The video competition is open to young filmmakers from all over the world.

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 10 and 25, as of October 1, 2019;
  • Multiple contestants can work together to make one video, as long as all members of the collective are between the ages of 10–17 and 18–25 per category at the time of submission;
  • Immediate family members of IFPRI staff are not eligible to participate.


A winner and two runners-up will be selected for each age category. IFPRI will bring widespread global attention to selected videos by publicly announcing winners across our social media and communication channels. The winning entry in each category will receive a USD 500 prepaid gift card, and each of the four runners-up will receive a USD 250 prepaid gift card

How to apply?

  • Video submissions must be accompanied by signed entry and consent forms.
  • If the applicant is a minor in his/her country of residence, the consent form must be co-signed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Videosshould be submitted via a file–hosting website such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive.
  • Please send a link of the video to IFPRI-contest@cgiar.orgwith the following information: Subject line of email: Submission_Title of video
  • Email Attachments: Entry form and consent form (these can either be scanned or photo-graphed)§Link to the video (file format avi, mov, or mp4)

For more information, please visit the official web page.