Are you a young filmmaker looking to inspire people around the world with your creative visions? Participate in the PLURAL+ Youth Video Contest, and win one of the amazing prizes!

Young people around the world up to the age of 25, including AFS volunteers, alumni and exchange students, can submit their videos (not longer than 5 minutes) reflecting their views on social inclusion and cohesion, migrant integration, respect for identity, diversity, human rights and xenophobia — both at local and global levels

Submit your video until 4 June!


Read rules and regulations


Find out more about key awards presented to the best videos submitted to Plural+

Plural+ AFS Intercultural Award

This prize will be awarded to one video, the winner of this award will receive $500. This video needs to:

  • Help viewers develop more intercultural knowledge, skills and awareness
  • Highlight cultural differences and promote intercultural sensitivity
  • Be connected to AFS mission and core AFS values
  • Be original.

Plural+ International Jury Award

These prizes will be awarded in three age-based categories (one entrant per category): up to 12 years old, 13 to 17 years old, and 18 to 25 years old. Selected by an independent international jury, the three winners of the PLURAL+ Jury Award will each receive $1,000 after the PLURAL+ 2017 Awards Ceremony. One representative of each PLURAL+ Jury Award winner will be invited to New York, with airfare and hotel accommodation paid, to present their work at the PLURAL+ 2017 Awards Ceremony in New York in the fall of 2017.

AFS Intercultural Award Winners

Get inspired by the videos that won in the previous years!

2016: Global Citizens

Global Citizens video was created by Alejandro Gonzalez Permingeat. Through personal experiences, the narrator illustrates life after moving to Indonesia and explains how media and personal perceptions facilitate Islamophobia.

2015: Exit Right

Exit Right, filmed by Rupert Holler and Bernhard Wegner tackles the issues related to prejudice and stereotyping in an interesting and creative way.

2014: Blue Eyes

Blue Eyes by Al-Mothana Al-Ghazzawi & Anas Yahya from Jordan highlights that appearances are not always what they seem; often, people jump to conclusions from first impressions. This video asks people to take the time to think before they make judgments about the people they encounter.

2013: Correcting the Chalkboard

Correcting the Chalkboard was created by Wapikoni mobile from Canada. On a school chalkboard, First Nations youth from Manawan, Quebec, erase discriminatory labels and rewrite their own narratives about their identities.

About PLURAL+ Youth Video Contest

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a joint initiative of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that invites the world’s youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion. By supporting the distribution of youth-produced media, PLURAL+ recognizes youth as powerful agents of positive social change in a world often characterized by intolerance and cultural and religious divisions.

Since 2013, AFS has been supporting the Plural+ Youth Video Festival, organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and its partners. Plural+ is aimed at recognizing youth as agents of social change and addressing key challenges related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels.