Make The Global Skin Visible!

Produce a 25-50 second online advertisement for non-profit film project "the global skin". €2,400 prize pool

Produce a 25-50 second online advertisement for non-profit film project "the global skin".


"People and textiles" are the subject of the international film project the global skin.

We all wear clothing made of textiles. Production, processing and trade link us around the globe: textiles are our second skin. Non-profit film project the global skin wants to make this connection visible and thereby sensitize viewers to globally responsible action. Initiator of the project is the Center for Storytelling (cfs) which will produce the final film that will be shown in cinemas (!) in cooperation with the Zurich University of the Arts and Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion Zurich. The cfs is a network of storytelling specialists from academic, economic and design backgrounds. Together the institutions research and experiment in the field of storytelling at colleges, universities and in everyday life. The film project is supported on a voluntary basis by a renowned jury, including video artist Pippilotti Rist. The project homepage of the global skin is

With this jovoto project, supported by the alpine sports company VAUDE, we are calling on the global jovoto to make a contribution to the global skin film project in the form of online video advertisements.

the global skin wishes to collect film clips from all over the world on the topic of “people and textiles”, which will then be compiled to produce a (cinema) film. The final cinema film will be shown to the public and should sensitize people to the issue, encouraging more responsible actions and thought on the topic of raw materials and textile production. The more international the clips, the richer the project will be!

Your video advertisement should spread around the internet and draw attention to the global skin film contest and arouse curiosity. Your ad should motivate as many creative people as possible to take part in the competition.

Task Definition

Develop a 25-50 second video advertisement that encourages people to take part in the film competition the global skin with the subject "people and textiles".

Your video ad should have viral potential, i.e. it should be possible to spread it on the internet via "Like" and "Share".

A special element of this contest is that we are looking for finished video advertisements that can be used directly for the the global skin project, regardless of the technology that has been used to produce them.

Although your clip should primarily serve as an online advertisement to draw attention to the film competition, there is the possibility that it will be integrated into the cinema trailer for the final film or even into the cinema film itself.

In addition to your video advertisement in this jovoto contest, of course you are also able to submit an extended version of your film clip on

Target Group

  • (young) film and video makers and creatives from other disciplines (e.g. like the jovoto community itself!)


  • critical
  • international
  • fresh
  • innovative
  • surprising

Mandatory requirements


  • You have absolute free rein in the design of your film. You don’t have to adhere to any guidelines: whether you opt for video, animation or stop-motion – everything is welcome!
  • Of course your advertisement should end with a tagline that cites the film competition on You will find the film project’s logo in the ‘Materials’ section.

Technical specifications:

  • It’s up to you to decide which technology you use to produce your advertisement. If it suits your idea, you can also film it on your cell phone, but make sure you choose the maximum image resolution possible for the device used.
  • Especially for this video contest, jovoto has also made it possible to upload films in HD, as well as the previously standard formats mpeg, mov, mp4, avi and wmv.


  • Your film may not contain any image or sound elements for which you do not own the rights (no compiled DVDs!)
  • With the payment of the prize money, the global skin also purchases the rights to the submissions by the three community winners.

Download material

Click on the following links to download working material and additional information related to the project.

Project terms

For this project, special  project terms  apply.


Show older comments (35)
over 5 years ago
over 5 years ago
over 5 years ago

Project terms

In order to be included in printed media coverage, I agree that I allow my idea or parts of my idea to be printed as well as the assurance I created the idea and the images used are license free.