ICUB Institute of Culture of Barcelona

The Young Women Creators Prize gives a voice to emerging audiovisual creation

The prize carries 5,000 euros with it and aims to incentivise audiovisual production by young women in the city.

The Culture Institute, in cooperation with the Department of Feminisms and LGTBI of Barcelona City Council, has created the Young Women Creators Prize with the aim of promoting audiovisual production made by young women producers in the city.

The Young Women Creators Prize seeks to raise awareness of the employment inequalities between men and women in today's society while aiming to show the behaviour and dynamic of this inequality.

In this context, the aim is to foster a debate on two aspects: firstly, the precarious existence (in terms of salaries, seasonality and/or part-time nature of contracts, etc.) that many women experience in the formal or informal job market during their lifetime; and, secondly, a critical reflection on the impacts that this employment experience has on women's social and personal life, observing the diversity of women according to their national or cultural origin, social class, age, and other factors.

For this reason, the Culture Institute, in cooperation with the Department of Feminisms and LGTBI, seeks to incentivise the audiovisual production and creation of young women producers in the city and, above all, raise the profile of their work. The aim is also to foster debate and critical reflection around the issue of "the feminisation of employment instability".

In this context, the aim is to place a call for a prize worth € 5,000 for the production of a short (fiction, documentation, animation, etc.). In addition, the work will be premièred during the Women's Cinema Cycle.

The main aims of this prize are:

- Incentivise the audiovisual production and creation of young women in the city.

- Promote the creation and dissemination of film stories that place the story of the capacity for resilience and the empowerment processes featuring women in all their diversity at the centre.

- Advance towards the construction of fairer and more equal gender roles, impacting on the collective imaginaries of the public as a whole through audiovisual productions as a tool for transformation. 

The specific aims are:

- Foster debate and critical reflection on the precarious existence (in terms of salaries, seasonality and/or part-time nature of contracts, the lack of access to decision-making positions, the overload of work as carers and in the formal market, etc.) that many women experience in the formal or informal job market during their lifetime, observing their diversity.

- Promote critical reflection on the impacts that this employment experience has on women's social and personal life, observing the diversity of women according to their national or cultural origin, social class, age, and other factors.

- Raise awareness of the employment inequalities between men and women in today's society and show the behaviour and dynamic of this inequality.

The requirements of participants are:

Women resident in the city of Barcelona are eligible to enter this prize.

The maximum age for taking part is thirty. The calendar year in which the call is made will be used as the reference for taking part in the prize.

Submissions may be made both individually and as a group. In the latter case, the group must be made up entirely of women of up to thirty years of age and a single representative for the group must be named.

Application submission period:

From 20 to 31 October 2016 to the register of the Barcelona Culture Institute (la Rambla, 99, 4a planta. Opening times: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, and Thursday from 3.30 to 5.30 pm).

All of the information at this link.

Publication date: Monday, 03 October 2016
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