Sponsored by AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Sierra Club
Co-sponsored by Mill Reef Productions and Eco-Sense
The contest is open to anyone who prepares a short, funny video for YouTube which communicates a clear message that strongly motivates a specific behavior change (for example, driving a fuel efficient car, turning down thermostats, or donating to a conservation cause).
* Be humorous!
* Address a critical environmental issue
* Be an original production
* Reach a broad audience beyond just environmentalists
* Be less than three (3) minutes
There will be six judges representing the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Sierra Club, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Mill Reef Productions, and Eco-Sense. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites.
Submissions are due by March 1, 2011. Submissions that are not received by March 1, 2011 will not be judged. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 22 at the DC Environmental Film Festival.
For more information regarding submission guidelines and contest rules, visit: http://www.environmentalfilm.org/
Questions may be addressed to Chris Palmer at email@example.com.
Professor Chris Palmer
Author of Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom (Sierra Club Books, 2010)
Distinguished Film Producer in Residence
Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking
School of Communication, American University
cell 202-716-6160; office 202-885-3408
Center website: www.environmentalfilm.org