Film Mosaic: Leave No One Behind ()


01 Mar 2022
Call for entries

01 Mar 2023
Festival closed

01 May 2023
Notification date

22 Jun 2023
09 Jul 2023


HALMTORVET 27,  1700, Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Festival description
Short film festival 3'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  3'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 June 2023      Festival end: 09 July 2023

Participate in Copenhagen Architecture Festival’s global short film competition focusing on the UN's 'Leave No One Behind' agenda (LNOB)!

We are asking for (max.) 3-minute-long films addressing and showcasing inclusive and non-discriminatory design solutions in the built, planned or grown environment.

The winners will be invited to attend Copenhagen Architecture Festival taking place from 22. June - 9. July 2023 in parallel with the World Capital of Architecture and UIA World Congress. An international jury is set up to judge the films.

You can submit as many films as you like as long as you respect our guidelines. No submission fees!
Incoming films will be published on our website on an ongoing basis prior to the submission deadline, so please submit during 2022 as well to give life to the Film Mosaic.

For any questions please send your inquiries to .

The Leave No One Behind Agenda (LNOB) is the central, transforming promise in the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It represents the unequivocal commitment of all UN Member States to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce the inequalities and vulnerabilities that undermine the potential of humans and other living beings.

Discrimination persists in the design of the built and planned environment, indoors, outdoors, public and private. This includes discrimination against socially, physically or mentally vulnerable or challenged groups based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, limited mobility or income.

The Film Mosaic aims at documenting solutions to these forms of discrimination, creating an understanding of the diversity of the reality in which the LNOB agenda must be resolved, and generating new knowledge and insight about sustainable cities, residential areas, buildings, building materials, infrastructure, and other urban practices that promote the fight against inequality.

The incoming films will result in a global Film Mosaic of everyday voices from different geographical and cultural contexts, available for researchers, educators, laymen and decision-makers during and after the competition. The Film Mosaic will be used as a powerful tool of impact during the UIA 2023 World Congress towards the many decision-makers gathered in Copenhagen then—and as the point of departure for a bigger impact campaign that can spread rings beyond 2023.

Architecture Film Directors Békà & Lemoine, Architect Anupama Kundoo, Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily David Basulto, President of Congress for the World Congress in Copenhagen and Vice President of the UIA Nordic section Natalie Mossin, Founder and Director of Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Josephine Michau

The film submitted must address architectural-, design-, or urban planning solutions to inequality and discrimination against socially based on factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, limited mobility, or income.

Accepted genres: documentary, fiction, animation, or a hybrid
The film submitted must begin with the mandatory intro and conclude with the outro, both of which can be downloaded here below.
Maximum duration: 3 minutes - excluding the mandatory intro and outro
Language: If dialogue, it must have English subtitles and/or be in English
Format: .mp4 or .mov
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Final Deadline: 1st of March 2023
Films that do not comply with content, format, and rights guidelines will not be considered. This is decided sovereignly by the organization.



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