GEMS X VidCon FILM COMPETITION – Key March 2020 Deadlines & Dates

55 – 28 March 2020

Registration of interest and film synopsis: Please click on the initial submission link here!

Due date: Thursday 5th March 2020

Film Submission Date: 16th March 2020


We are pleased to partner with VidCon to create an amazing opportunity for our students to participate in a film making competition. The aim of the competition is to test our students creativity, collaboration/teamwork, global awareness and showcase their film work at VidCon Abu Dhabi 2020 taking place during March 25-28, 2020. The competition learning journey will include digital media workshops.

VidCon is the world’s largest celebration of online digital media and content and a collection for fans, content creators, executives and brands who are passionate about online video and building diverse communities. The event involves stage shows, Q&A’s, meet & greets, panels, workshops with international content creators, music and more

For more details and how to participate please find the information below:


Introductory materials here.

Film Focus/Theme: “How to make the world a better place”

Duration & Age Entry: 3 minutes or less, Ages 13+

Workshop Date(s): 2nd week of March. One day each in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (same workshops).

Workshop Focus:

  1. Introduction to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  2. Story telling/story boarding;
  3. Using cameras and lighting;
  4. Post production and editing;
  5. Channels (i.e. YouTube)

Film Submission Date:        16th March 2020

Winners’ Announcement: 19th March 2020


  • The winning video will be showcased at Vidcon, in addition to another TBC prize.
  • First three teams will get Creator Track tickets to Vidcon (Thursday);
  • Additional shortlisted teams will get Community Track tickets to Vidcon (Friday-Saturday);
  • We will also have 4 Industry Track tickets for interested teachers. (Wednesday);

Registration of interest and film synopsis: Please click on the initial submission link here! (Due date: Thursday 5th March 2020)

The attached poster can be shared within your schools. For any queries, please contact Genesco at


Karan Deep
Head of Innovation and Partnerships