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The #WHYSTOP Short Film Competition is your chance to present your stories, ideas and perspectives on sexual harassment.  To speak up, and lead the way.  There are thousands of reasons WHY sexual harassment must stop.  We just need you to follow a few guidelines when you tell us your reasons.


#WhyStop Short Film Guidelines:

  • All films must tell us #WHYSTOP

  • All films must be between 1 minute and 5 minutes long

  • All films must be submitted by young Cambodian men aged 15 to 29 years old

  • All films must be original

  • All film submissions must be received by 5pm Monday 17 October 2016


For detailed requirements, please read our Terms & Conditions here.

Call us on the film competition hotline: 098 562 323 with any queries. 

Or you can email us at


WHO can enter?

Any young man attending a high school, university or youth group in Cambodia, aged between 15 and 29. Young women can participate and help with the production, but the films must reflect the voices of young men.


HOW to enter?

There are many ways you can make a film for this competition.

You could talk to the camera, film your friends in a drama, make a story, draw it on paper, interview men or women in your school or community, talk to your elders: You can do anything, as long as it is a film between 1 minute and 5 minutes long and tells us WHY sexual harassment is an issue and WHY sexual harassment should be stopped. You’ll find some background information to help you here.


Once your film is ready to enter either:

  • Submit your film through our online entry form - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED


  • Call us on the film competition hotline: 098 562 323


WHAT can you win?

There are fantastic prizes and rewards for getting involved, including state-of-the-art technology from our prize sponsors, Sony.  A jury will nominate the best 16 films, based on their creativity and how effectively they present their message. The 16 short-listed films will all receive a competition prize bag with a range of branded goodies and give-aways. The jury will select the top 3 films of the competition. There will also be an audience prize decided by online voting.

Each of the winning entries will receive a trophy, and will be awarded as follows:

  1. A Sony A6000 camera and $300 cash to the Best Entry from a filmmaker under 20 years old

  2. A Sony A6000 camera and $300 cash to the Best Entry from a filmmaker over 20 years old

  3. A Sony A6000 camera and $400 cash to the Best Overall Film

  4. A Sony A6000 camera for the Audience Choice award.


WHEN must you enter?

The competition runs from the 22 July to 5pm, Monday 17 October 2016.

The winners will be announced on 25 November 2016, as part of the launch of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence activities. 


WHERE will you see your film?

You could see your film on the BIG SCREEN! The #WHYSTOP film competition will culminate in an awards night as part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in November 2016, hosted by Major Cineplex Cinema by Cellcard at Aeon Mall in Phnom Penh.  All 16 finalist films will be screened, and the winners will be announced.



  1. Films need to be between 1 minute and 5 minutes in length.

  2. To be eligible to enter as the filmmaker, you must be a male student at High School or University or member of a Youth Group in Cambodia, aged 15 to 29 years old.
    NOTE: Filmmakers under the age of 18 must have the permission of their parent or guardian.

  3. Film submissions must be an original work created by the filmmaker or a filmmaking group. Only one prize package will be awarded per winning entry.

  4. Your film must tell us #WHYSTOP - why the practice of sexual harassment against women must stop.

  5. Film submissions must be suitable for all ages. No inappropriate subject matter (e.g. murder, substance abuse, or violence), sexual content or political statements.

  6. Filmmakers must read and adhere to the CARE Cambodia’s Child Protection guidelines for filming.

  7. Film-makers must have received permission from all onscreen participants to appear in their film.

  8. Music must be original copyright, or copyright with permission .

  9. Film competition finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony in Phnom Penh, and will receive support to attend the event in November 2016.

  10. The judges’ decision will be final; any contact with the judges will result in the entrant’s dismissal. Prizes are not exchangeable for other products or cash.

  11. CARE reserves the right to use the film for the promotion of the competition and ongoing CARE activities. Filmmakers will be credited in all instances.


If you have any questions about any of this, call us on the film competition hotline:

098 562 323.




Before filming begins, filmmakers must obtain parental or guardian permission prior to the child’s participation in this activity. For CARE purposes the term ‘child’ applies to anyone under the age of 18. Parents or guardians, and those included in films must understand the content and purpose of the film, how the film may be used and give their full consent to being included in this. No film should include full names and exact locations of any child participating in the film, to prevent individuals in the films from being identified and their home located.


Filmmakers are required to take all appropriate measures to ensure that all aspects of the film present children in a dignified and respectful manner and not in a vulnerable or submissive manner. Filmmakers are required to ensure that those filmed are fully clothed, including children who may be in the background of scenes. Children should be treated with respect regardless of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, disability, birth or other status.  Language or behaviours towards children that is inappropriate, harassing, abusive, sexually provocative, demeaning or culturally inappropriate should not be used.

Child protection

The #WHYSTOP Short Film Competition is managed by GoodMorningBeautifulFilms for CARE Cambodia. This campaign is made possible with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and the Australian Government. #WHYSTOP is also sponsored by Major Cineplex by cellcard, Sabay News and Sony

Photo credits: CARE/GMBFilms

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