Okto is a Vienna-based participatory television station that offers enthusiastic individuals and communities an opportunity to independently communicate their ideas through media.Since 2005 the TV station works on a non-profit basis and provides content that is complementary to the one distributed by public and commercial television stations. Characteristically therefore are the quite challenging and provocative media contents. Okto especially offers a platform to those communities, issues and opinions that are often neglected and underrepresented in mainstream media.
Okto wants to encourage people to create television content. For this reason the community TV station offers a wide range of media-pedagogical courses and trainings – from (inter-cultural) video-journalism and courses in media- and copyright law to presentation. This mediation ensures journalistic standards as well as technical know-how, the producers need for the realisation of their ideas.
The Mobile Film Festival has been discovering and supporting young filmmakers for now 13 years, following one simple rule: 1Mobile, 1Minute, 1Film. The participation is entirely free and online.
The Toronto Smartphone Film Festival (TSFF) is the fastest growing innovative mobile film festival in North America encouraging filmmakers to share their stories shot on smartphones (and tablets). As the largest smartphone film festival in Canada, TSFF provide aspiring filmmakers an international platform to showcase their ideas and talents. TSFF 2017 is celebrating its 6th edition in continuation of receiving more than 600 films from at least 50 countries around the world in the first 5 years of TSFF celebration.
Deutscher Menschenrechts-Filmpreis awards outstanding film and TV productions treating the history and relevance of the Universal Human Rights. The prize is awarded every two years at the beginning of December.
The German Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum (German Centre for Youth and Children´s Films) is a national centre for cultural media-education. It offers information and expertise, orientation and inspiration for the use of audio-visual media, and establishes the required framework conditions to enable a responsible and creative approach to media. On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the Centre arranges national creativity contests, such as the German Youth Video Award and the Bundes.Festival.Film. Beyond that the KJF is co-organizer of the German Multimedia-Award mb21.
KulturKontakt Austria works on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women´s Affairs in the department of Cultural Education at the interface of schools, the arts and culture. In this context, participative cultural education projects and activities with schools throughout Austria are conceived, promoted, and given advisory and organisational support.
KKA´s work in this field is based on the central principle that children and young people should be encouraged to participate actively in artistic and cultural processes, taking the circumstances of their own lives as a point of departure. The projects are carried out in cooperation with artists and cultural professionals as well as with artistic and cultural institutions.