|Tony Blair on Religion Today and Faith Shorts
8 June 2011
Faith Shorts was established in 2010 and is the annual film competition of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
The competition provides young people with the opportunity to express what their faith means to them and take their story to a global stage; winning films will be premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London.
The competition is designed to be as accessible as possible. Those who don’t have access to film making equipment can apply to win a portable video camera, in order to enter the competition.
This year the Tony Blair Faith Foundation is working with Italy’s Religion Today Film Festival. The competitions share a very similar vision: they aim to showcase different cultural and faith perspectives through the medium of film to help build greater understanding between people across the world.
Speaking about the association between Faith Shorts and Religion Today, Tony Blair, Founder and Patron of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and Faith Shorts Judge said:
“This new generation holds the potential to help turn the tide against religious tensions, building unity to counter those who see faith as a source for division and conflict. I am very pleased that we are working with Religion Today to promote the positive face of faith and build religious literacy in the world today.”
“Competitions such as these provide the opportunity to build understanding and breakdown some of the prejudices which can surround religion across borders, on a global level.”