Thursday, January 21, 2010

2010 Sustainability Film Festival

The Northwest Institute for Social Change is now encouraging and accepting entries from high school and college students across North America for its 2010 Student Sustainability Film Festival. We are inviting students to produce and submit short films about projects their communities and colleges have instigated to promote sustainability.

The films should be inspired by real-life events, issues or solutions. For example, has your campus put up a wind turbine? Or, students could examine how and if their school is encouraging alternative modes of transportation, or could consider how their college’s food services has chosen to reduce waste.

Entries are due on Friday, May 14.

2010 Sustainability Film Festival: Call for Entries!

Students will be awarded cash prizes for top-ranked submissions, as determined by an esteemed board of noted judges and filmmakers, including Curt Ellis (producer of “King Corn”) and Matt Martin (editor for “No Impact Man”). Each winning film is awarded a $1000 cash prize.

All final selections will be screened at a public event in Portland, Oregon in late May 2010.

Complete rules and submission guidelines are available at:

Formed in 2007, the Northwest Institute for Social Change is an educational non-profit based in Portland, Oregon. We teach students and citizens about the interplay between media tools and public policy. For more information please visit:

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