Anggun Latest Global Judge @ Picture This Festival for the Planet
Renowned French-Indonesian singer-songwriter, Anggun Latest Global Judge @ Picture This Festival for the Planet. Anggun, a World Music Award winning artist, was United Nations Goodwill Ambassador (2009-2017). The multi-talented artist has a hit single “What We Remember” currently on the Billboard Dance Charts in the USA.
Picture This Festival for the Planet, the short-film competition marks the emergence of new filmmakers, everyday storytellers, and changes makers worldwide to showcase the positive future they see for our planet.
Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation made the announcement on March 20, 2018.
“I am very proud to be a global judge for the Picture This Festival. As an environmentally-conscious individual and artiste, I believe delivering optimistic messages is the best path to creating public awareness. This festival emphasizes that creativity, imagination and visual talent can make an impact on how we can create a better and more sustainable future,” said Anggun.
YouTube vloggers Damon and Jo
The list of esteemed list of judges announced in the weeks leading to this was YouTube vloggers Damon Dominique and Jo Franco known as Damon and Jo.
The duo is digital content creators, entrepreneurs, travel experts and authors who have over 1 million followers on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Damon and Jo are currently in production on their Facebook Watch series Damn Millennials. They recently released their first e-book Woke.
Their YouTube channel and travel site is Shut Up and Go. The dynamic vloggers will serve as the first and only digital-native judges for the festival.
Damon and Jo said that they find ourselves on several different continents in any given month. Their passion is traveling, learning languages, documenting, and encouraging others to do the same.
“We feel that the Earth’s story can be told from everyday perspectives. If people could see the conditions of what’s out there. We hope to inspire our viewers to take action and help,” they said.
Entries opened in January 2018, with people from over 70 countries submitting videos. The videos are between one and eight minutes in length. The inspiration is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a set of global goals agreed upon by all 193 member states of the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet and promote prosperity for all.
Partners in this year’s festival are the United Nations Foundation, the United Nations Association of the United States of America, WeTransfer, Sony World Photography Awards, Sony Alpha Universe, the Environmental Media Association, Connect4Climate and leaders and environmental visionaries from around the globe.
Eight regional winners will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the Picture This Festival for the Planet. There will be a day of networking and training. They will meet industry leaders and social impact partners at the Sony Pictures Studio lot. The event will include a screening of the regional winners’ films.
Regional winners will receive flights and accommodations for two nights in Los Angeles. They stand to win a Sony RX0 Camera and a one-year WeTransfer Plus account. The grand prize winner will receive a Sony A6500 camera and a SEL1670 lens.