The International Network of People Who Use Drugs, together with the Rights Reporter Foundation, launches the #MoreThan Video Contest to promote a humane, non-judgmental and compassionate approach in presenting the lives of people who use drugs.

The video contest is part of the #MoreThan campaign, highlighting that people who use drugs are more than the sum of all labels attached to them by society. These labels are often stigmatising and deny their inherent human dignity. The campaign emphasises that no individual is defined only by drug use, and should instead be seen as people with multiple identities, interests, passions and dreams.

We are now accepting videos that honour this diversity and challenge stigmatising narratives and stereotypes about drug use and people who use drugs. Movies that present stories about individuals/communities to overcome systemic problems and activate systemic change are also appreciated. 

The video competition does not only target professional film makers but community activists and amateur film makers as well, who are able to produce simple, short videos with basic equipment (e.g. smartphone, basic editing software).   

The deadline for applications is November 15th, 2021 (11:59 pm CET). Applicants should fill in this English application form and submit their movies on this dropbox. Only original videos produced for this contest are eligible.  All videos must be in English or have English subtitles. Videos from all countries of the world are eligible. 

The maximum length of videos is 30 minutes

Movies will be subject to review by a 5 member international selection board, based on the power of the messages, the quality of the video and the creativity of the production. 

The best movies will be awarded:  

  • 1st prize 3000 USD
  • 2nd Price 2000 USD
  • 3rd prize 1000 USD
  • 4th prize 750 USD
  • 5th prize 500 USD

If you have any questions, please send an email to sarosip(at)!