Cinemata is a platform for social and environmental films about the Asia-Pacific. Cinemata highlights essential yet underheard stories, increasing filmmakers’ reach, engagement, and impact, helping audiences discover thought-provoking videos.
By being part of Cinemata, you are joining an Asia-Pacific community of socially engaged filmmakers, contributing to a unique collection of important and high-quality stories.
Cinemata welcomes contributions in a variety of styles and genres, including documentary, fiction, animation, experimental, and so on.
In addition, Cinemata editors regularly feature great films on the site and promote them through our various channels. We also highlight key contributors through our Featured Filmmaker series.
Submissions must meet the following criteria:
In addition, we won’t be accepting videos that
More than just curating videos based on the above criteria, we also feature and promote videos that:
As the site managers, the EngageMedia editorial team makes decisions regarding the publishing of videos. We reference this policy in making those decisions.
After uploading your video, the Cinemata moderators will review your submission, before deciding whether to publish it based on the criteria in this policy. If you disagree with a decision, you can contact the editors through this form and we will review your case accordingly. The decision after the review of the editors is final.
Further conditions can be found in our Terms of Service.
Cinemata aims to make a positive contribution to debate, dialogue, and advocacy on important social issues. That means we want as many people as possible to see the great films on the site.
To do that, Cinemata uses Creative Commons. Creative Commons allows people to freely share content for non-profit purposes, or even for commercial purposes if the filmmaker has selected that option. This helps advocates, educators, and the people they serve have access to a treasure trove of important knowledge that can create a better world.
When you publish your work, you will be asked to specify a Creative Commons license. If you are a watcher, you can find information on the Creative Commons license at the bottom of every video. You can read more on our open content policy and options here.