PLURAL+ Awards

Winning videos of the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival are chosen based on their potential to have an impact on the audience, as well as on their artistic, innovative, and creative content. UNAOC and IOM work closely with an International Jury of six to eight members who are selected every year for their experience and achievements in the fields of filmmaking and media, as well as migration, diversity, social inclusion, and the prevention of xenophobia.

There are a variety of prizes awarded through PLURAL+ each year. The PLURAL+ International Jury Award is given to one video per age category (three prizes in total), and one video receives the PLURAL+ Special Award for the Prevention of Xenophobia.

These awardees get a chance to travel to New York all expenses paid to present their work during the annual PLURAL+ Awards Ceremony in November 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters. The Awards Ceremony is an exciting event, and is attended by a diverse, global audience (UN employees, media professionals, representatives of civil society organizations, academics, etc.). PLURAL+ winning videos gain international exposure, and PLURAL+ winners get the opportunity to meet and network with a multitude of professionals, peers, and organizations and to explore opportunities for further distribution and dissemination of their work.

In addition to the above, special awards are given by PLURAL+ Partners each year, including:

  • AFS Intercultural Programs chose one video to award with a plaque as the “PLURAL+ 2019 AFS Intercultural Learning Award”.
  • Communication and Integral Development (CDI-Togo) chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 CDI-Togo Award”.
  • CHINH India chose three videos, on from each PLURAL+ 2019 age category, to award with CHINH certificates and medals.
  • COPEAM chose one video to award with an invitation to the 2020 COPEAM Annual Conference in Rome as the “PLURAL+ 2019 COPEAM Special Prize”.
  • Cinemes Girona chose one video to award as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Cinemes Girona Award” and will fly its creator to New York for the PLURAL+ 2019 Awards Ceremony.
  • FERA chose one video to award with $500 USD as the “PLURAL+ 2019 FERA-LUCERO Award”.
  • Global Migration Film Festival chose one video to award with $100 USD as the “PLURAL+ 2019 GMFF Award”.
  • IOM Media Research & Training Centre chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 IOM Migration Research & Training Centre Award”.
  • Italian Movie Award chose one video that it will screen at an event in November as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Italian Movie Award Best Youth Movie for Social Issues”.
  • MICE Film Festival chose one video that it will screen at MICE Valencia as the “PLURAL+ 2019 MICE Award”.
  • Media Education Centre chose three videos to award with certificates as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Danube MEC Award”, “PLURAL+ 2019 Global MEC Award”, and the “PLURAL+ 2019 Kids MEC Award”. The winner of the “PLURAL+ 2019 Global MEC Award” has been invited to attend MEC’s Danube for Peace 2020.
  • MediaBus chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 MediaBus Award”.
  • Nexos Alianza Association chose one video to receive the “PLURAL+ 2019 Nexos A Collective Effort Award”.
  • Paley Center for Media chose two videos to award with certificates as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Paley Center for Media Education Awards”.
  • Peacemaker Corps Association chose two videos to award with certificates as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Peacemaker Champions Awards”.
  • SIGNIS chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 SIGNIS Award”.
  • SIMA Studios chose one video to include in SIMA Classroom, an global cinema and digital educational platform, and award it as the “PLURAL+ 2019 SIMA Studios Award”.
  • Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) chose one video to award with a plaque as the “PLURAL+ 2019 SIMN Award”.
  • Television America Latina chose two videos, one from both the 13-17 age category and the 18-25 age category, to award as the “PLURAL+ 2019 TAL Awards”.
  • UN Video chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 UN Video Award”.
  • United for Peace Film Festival chose one video to award as the “PLURAL+ 2019 UFPFF Award” and will fly its creator to New York for the PLURAL+ 2019 Awards Ceremony.
  • Visual Voices chose one video to award with a certificate as the “PLURAL+ 2019 Visual Voices Award for Peace Advocacy”.