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Call for Entries: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Winning proposal for a short film to inform people about WWOOF and its mission will be awarded a payment of 3,000€.

Calling all animators! WWOOF -- World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms -- is looking for animators to create a two-minute short film to help inform people about the organization and its mission.

WWOOF organizations link people who want to learn about organic growing and farming and sustainable lifestyles with people who have a homestead or farm. The organization emphasizes a non-monetary educational and cultural experience and embodies the core values of Sharing and Trust, Acting/Participating/Learning, Sustainable Travel, and Diversity.

WWOOF’s vision is to bring people to a more sustainable way of life. By taking part of the day-to-day life on an organic farm, participants learn how to grow food and take care of livestock while at the same time getting to know new people and perhaps experiencing a new culture. For many people this means discovering an alternative way of life.

One proposal will be selected for completion and will be awarded a payment of 3,000€. Submissions must include a visual storyboard and a short animated sketch, and will be evaluated by a panel of 10 WWOOF organizations on the following criteria:

  • Storyline
  • Drawings
  • Efficiency in describing WWOOF and its mission

Proposals should be intended for multinational/multicultural, all-ages audiences with a simple and to-the-point aesthetic. The deadline for submissions is August 20, 2015, and entries can be sent to (link sends e-mail). All ideas are welcome, but the organizers have offered a few ideas of their own:

  • Idea 1: A changing character that sets out to WWOOF and the way his/her view of things changes along the way.
  • Idea 2: Different characters from different backgrounds set out (from a supermarket, a University, an office...) to different farmers around the world and “pollinate” each other by sharing and learning.
  • Idea 3: One or more isolated farmer(s) surrounded by conventional wasteland reach out to WWOOF and start weaving a network of optimism and knowledge exchange between thousands of people.

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Source: WWOOF

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.