Eco-themed Film Contest
With smart phones and other hand-held mobile devices making the recording, playing, saving, sending of videos much easier these days, we no longer need clunky video cameras to make a short four to six minute film.
Calling all creative and environmentally conscious individuals: you have 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit an eco-themed film because a new contest organized by The 48 Hour Film Project is now on.
The 48 Hour Film Project is the world’s largest timed film-making competition.
Participants will be assigned specific cinematic elements and one of the following topics that must be integrated into a four to six minute film: the environment, drinkable water, the forest, the animals, the earth, the next generation, energy, the sea and the planet. The contest is open to anyone, although spaces are limited.
The 48 Hour Film Project has become a global cultural phenomenon since its 2001 launch, with more than 130,000 participants producing nearly 9,000 short films. Last year, a record 45,000 filmmakers made over 3000 films in 80 cities around the world. 48 Go Green intends to leverage this creative movement to highlight emerging environmental concerns and their solutions. A partner in producing 48 Go Green is Sebastian Copeland, environmental speaker, author and director of the upcoming film “Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul.”
“48 Go Green will channel the creative energy inspired by The 48 Hour Film Project to spark action to protect the planet,” said Mark Ruppert, The 48 Hour Film Project co-executive producer.
“By focusing hundreds of filmmaking projects all over the world on environmental issues, 48 Go Green will create a library of new resources to catalyze environmental activism,” said Co-Executive Producer Liz Langston.
Who knows, you or someone you know might submit a winning entry? The winning film will be showcased at the Cannes International Film Festival at the Short Film Corner. 48 Go Green cash prizes include $5000 for first place, $2000 for second place and $1000 for third place. Film screenings featuring local artists will be held throughout the United States, including in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Portland OR, Boston and Washington D.C.
The chance to win aside, this would be an excellent opportunity to check out what others have documented in their eco-conscious lives.