FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FILM CREATION

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF OUR FILM?

The purpose of your film is to demonstrate visually, through storytelling, how your community intervention is having an impact on improving individual health around mother to child transmission, paediatric HIV, sexual and reproductive health and/or maternal health.

WHAT ARE THE FOUR PRONGS DESCRIBED IN THE PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK OF THE GLOBAL PLAN TO REDUCE MTCT OF HIV AND END PAEDIATRIC HIV, BOTH HELPING TO ACHIEVE THE SUPER FAST TRACK TARGETS BY 2020?

  • Prong 1: Prevention of HIV among women of reproductive age within services related to reproductive health such as antenatal care, postpartum and postnatal care and other health and HIV service delivery points, including working with community structures.
  • Prong 2: Providing appropriate counselling and support, and contraceptives, to women living with HIV to meet their unmet needs for family planning and spacing of births, and to optimize health outcomes for these women and their children.
  • Prong 3: For pregnant women living with HIV, ensure HIV testing and counselling and access to the antiretroviral drugs needed to prevent HIV infection from being passed on to their babies during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding.
  • Prong 4: HIV care, treatment and support for women, children living with HIV and their families.

You can access the complete Global Plan on the UNAIDS website here: Global Plan to End New Infections in Children by 2015 and Keep Their Mothers Alive.

ARE THERE ANY GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS?

No – there are no restrictions based on your geographic location.

WHAT DOES ‘IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF’ MEAN?

‘In the footsteps of’ refers to capturing those involved in your project within your film. This may include your project team, beneficiaries, community health workers, clinic teams and/or any others involved in the project. We want to see and hear your project from the eyes and ears of those on the ground within the community in which you are working.

WHAT TYPE OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

There is no prescribed format that your film should take – you are free to present your film as you see fit. We encourage you to be creative and reflect your organisations ’ personality through your film.

HOW LONG CAN MY FILM BE?

Films must be 3-4 minutes in duration. Films over 5 minutes will not be eligible to win.

OUR PROJECT HAS MANY ELEMENTS THAT CANNOT BE CAPTURED IN 3-4 MINUTES. WHAT SHOULD WE DO?

The purpose of your film is to tell the story of the impact of your work, not to document every objective or activity. You can choose to focus your film on one aspect of your work or on how all elements of your project together have impacted your community.

MAY WE SUBMIT MORE THAN FILM?

No, you may submit only one film per project.

WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I USE TO PRODUCE MY FILM?

You may use any form of recording equipment you prefer, including mobile phone, camera, film recorder or any other film recording device you have access to.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM?

You may upload your film to the competition website here. If you have any problems uploading your film, please contact pacf.everyfootstepcounts@viivhealthcare.com for technical support and/or alternative methods of sending your film.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MY FILM?

All films must be submitted on www.everyfootstepcounts.com by 11:59 GMT March 19th 2018.

ELIGIBILITY

WHO CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION?

Any NGO, charity or community based organisation that meet the competition criteria as stated on the PACF website can enter the competition. Positive Action for Children Fund (PACF) grantees are strongly encouraged to enter.

DO I NEED TO PROVIDE REFERENCES?

Shortlisted films will be asked to produce references that can vouch for your work. These references will be checked before final decisions are made.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE COMPETITION RULES?

The competition rules can be accessed here in the terms and conditions.

REVIEW PROCESS

WHAT IS THE REVIEW PROCESS?

After the submission closing date is reached on April 1st 2016, all eligible films we be opened to the public vote. Those receiving most votes will be put to a judging panel who will select the final winners.

HOW WILL MY FILM BE ASSESSED?

Judges will be reviewing videos based on:

  • Adherence to competition criteria
    • Maximum 5 minutes duration
    • Focused on a community intervention that is having an impact on improving individual health around mother to child transmission, paediatric HIV, sexual and reproductive health and/or maternal health.
    • Aligned to the four prongs described in the Programme Framework of the Global Plan to End New Infections in Children by 2015 and Keep Their Mothers Alive
    • If you are a PACF Grantee, aligned to one of the five topic areas
    • ‘In the footsteps of’ your team, beneficiaries, community health workers, clinic teams or others involved in the project
  • Adherence to competition guidance
    • The context and need within your community: what is the problem you are seeking to address?
    • You key objectives: what are you trying to achieve?
    • Your successes: what impact are you having? What is working well?
    • Your challenges: what barriers are you facing?
    • Your learnings: what knowledge have you gained?
    • Your future: what are you planning?
  • Local community engagement: using the community in both the film’s subject matter (i.e. on screen) and technical creation (e.g. film-makers, editors, etc)
  • Use of storytelling: a clear story with a strong beginning, middle and end
  • Communications: clarity of messaging
  • Creativity and Innovation: creative and inspiring approaches
  • Effort: degree of effort and consideration into developing the film

HOW MANY PRIZES WILL THERE BE?

We anticipate having a pair of Grand Prize winners, one whom will be a current PACF grantee (past within a year) or present. Final decisions on Prize awards are at the discretion of the judging panel.

WHO WAS ON THE JUDGING PANEL IN 2014 AND 2016?

All panels are made up of experts in the area of HIV or film.

The 2014 judging panel: Felicity Murdoch, Nicholas Muraguri, Florence Manguyu, Lucie Cluver, Ben Chirwa and Marissa Vicari.

The 2016 judging panel: Amaya Gillespie, Georgia Arnold, Lisa Russell, Marissa Vicari, Peter Piot and Tayla Colton.

WHO IS ON THE JUDGING PANEL?

The full judging panel will be announced early 2018 on the Meet the Judges page.