Doha, October 23 (QNA) – The HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate of Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced on Tuesday that it is organizing an Eco-Film Competition at the Energy and Industry Pavilion of the Qatar Sustainability Expo, which will be held alongside next month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18).
Open to all aspiring filmmakers, the Eco-Film Competition is an environmentally themed project designed to encourage students, young people and Doha residents to gain a deeper understanding of various eco-friendly initiatives being carried out in the State of Qatar and to positively showcase these initiatives through film to both local and international audience.
“The Eco-Film Competition reaffirms our commitment to environmental protection. It is also an opportunity for us to engage with members of the public and to raise their levels of awareness towards the environment in a creative way,” said Abdulla Al-Kuwari, Manager for HSE Technical & Supervision and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development at QP.
Supporting the competition as judges are Professor Timothy Wilkerson of Northwestern University Qatar; Mahdi Ali Ali, Manager, Gulf Development Unit; and Ben Robinson, Education Development Producer from the Doha Film Institute.
Professor Wilkerson of Northwestern University Qatar pointed out that the competition is a platform for the participants not just to express their creativity through film but, more importantly, to direct their focus towards a serious issue.
“Through this competition, I hope that the participants will use and appreciate film as a medium that can reach a wider audience while reinforcing the message of environmental protection,” he said.
Participants not only stand a chance to win attractive prizes but will also have the opportunity to have their film entries screened at Qatar s Energy and Industry Pavilion, which will be visited by international delegates and member of the press attending the COP18 climate change conference.
To participate, members of the public are encouraged to focus on an existing environmental initiative being implemented in Qatar and to present this initiative through a 5-minute film. All film entries will be judged on visual clarity as well as on how they utilize composition, lighting, depth of field, camera movement and sound effects. (QNA)