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Urban Cinema

Lights, camera, urban! Whether a producer, a director or only an enthusiast, the Urban Cinema at the World Urban Forum features the UN-Habitat Better Cities Film Festival bringing a worldwide slate of short films exploring urban and housing issues and the cultural dimensions of urbanization.

The best films will be screened at the World Urban Forum. Submit your film that will spark conversations around the main theme ‘It All Starts at Home: Local Actions for Sustainable Cities and Communities’.

Films submitted before 30 May 2024 (at 23:59, UTC+03:00) will be eligible for screening at this global event in adherence to the application rules. They will have a chance to be seen by over 20,000 government representatives, urban experts, civil society, and other stakeholders.

Each Urban Cinema session will open with an introduction by the producer and/or actors, followed by the screenings and concluded with a panel discussions or Q/A on the topics raised by the films.

  • Focus: to draw links between sustainable urbanization and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Duration: 45 minutes.         
  • Capacity: approx. 40 to 60 participants.