SUMA Award 2013SUMA-EV, "Verein für freien Wissenszugang", honours the SUMA Award for the sixth time. The award will be granted for the first time to a film project – or to a script. The film should give a creative encounter with the subject „Ethics in the digital world“. For example, participants could turn subjects like surveillance state, Stasi2.0, extremism and cybermobbing into a film.
The prize is awarded to a film or a film scriptFor example cybermobbing is a serious problem of the internet. Of course, this is not a new phenomenon. But the peculiarity of cybermobbing is, that the persons concerned can not escape the clutches of the problem. Additionally, products are launched onto the market to simplify the everyday life of people, but they involve a high potential of abuse. These products intensify the problem of mobbing, because they make it simple to monitor and persecute the victim. Especially young people are at risk to commit suicide because of this. Unfortunately the social networks usually are not willing to take responsibility and to guarantee the protection of privacy.
Based on the film perspective the public should be made aware of the subject „Ethics in the digital world“. With the idea of this subject the award links to the SUMA Award of the last year „Positions of the world religions in the digital world“.
The subject: Ethics in the digital worldInvited to apply are filmmakers, university students of film/projects, pupils/school projects and independent artists, who are interested in the filmic realisation of this problems of the digital society. The award for the best film is valued at 2.500,- EUR, the best script is awarded with 500,- EUR, the remaining amount is issued for the finished film. There is no limit on length, but the film should amount to at least one to three minutes. The winner is decided on by an independent jury.
The deadline for applications is 31.10.2013. The applications with a description of the film project or script have to be addressed to
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Jury will contact the candidates soon.
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