About the Faith Shorts Film Competition
Faith Shorts is an annual global short film competition launched by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to provide young people with the opportunity to express their faith through film. This competition gives young voices a global platform on which to showcase their films.
For the 2012 competition, we asked entrants to send us a three minute film which explores How My Faith Inspires Me. We received a huge number of entries from young people around the world. Their stories of courage, peace and interfaith cooperation between schools, communities and friends were truly inspiring.
Faith Shorts is taking a break in 2013 as we work on other projects but stay tuned for more information on our plans for the future. In the meantime be sure to watch the ceremony and the winning and shortlisted films from 2012.
I’m delighted to support Faith Shorts 2012, the annual global short film competition for young people. This year, as events around the world have shown, the ability to give young people a voice and a platform with which to tell their story, is incredibly important. I am really looking forward to judging the entries – what impressed me last year was the quality of the insights, the skill of the storytelling and the ability and openness of the young people to share their perspectives with us. I hope Faith Shorts 2012 will continue to break down barriers and give young people a chance to be heard.
Hugh Jackman, Hollywood Actor and Faith Shorts Judge
By gaining insights into the lives of young people across the world this competition has the potential to build bridges across cultural and religious divides. I hope this competition will provide a platform for creative and talented young people and an opportunity for young filmmakers to see their work promoted on the global stage.