Los Angeles and London based non-profit creative organisation ADCAN has partnered with March For Our Lives for ADCAN’s fifth annual filmmaking competition.

This year’s competition is focused on the theme of youth. The charities receiving winning work this year, while varied in mission, all share a common thread: belief in the ability, value and strength of the world’s youth.

Inspired by the Parkland student activists leading the conversation on gun safety, the team at ADCAN decided to make their first ever Open Brief dedicated to this topic - and have officially partnered with the students behind the movement at March For Our Lives to help judge the entries coming in against the gun safety brief. The students will also have the opportunity to take part in the workshops and awards ceremony for the competition.

Now in its fifth installment, ADCAN’s free-to-enter annual competition provides unsigned creatives access to industry leaders, charities with original content to promote their cause, and calls on unsigned filmmakers, animators and creative people across the globe to use creativity as a force for good in response to briefs developed for ADCAN’s partner charities.

The new Open Brief is open to anyone and can be responded to in any medium, while the four film briefs - for Ashoka, Springster, United We Dream, and Young Health Movement - are only for emerging talent and require an original 30- or 60-second film inspired by briefs designed to promote each cause.

All shortlisted work is given to the charities to use in perpetuity, and the winning and shortlisted creators are invited to attend career-enhancing workshops in London and Los Angeles led by ADCAN’s industry partners and judges.

The 2018 ADCAN awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on October 18, 2018. For more information click here.