Greenpeace launches Student Film Contest
by Guest Blogger
October 1, 2014
Guest Post from George Washington UniversityJournalism &Mass Communication studentMerideth Tumasz
Are you a student who is passionate about the planet, especially your local environment? Are you trying to find a way to share your story?
Postcards from Climate Change is a Greenpeace sponsored documentary film series with the objective of showcasing short films telling stories of personal climate impacts. Greenpeace and the Postcards team would now love to hear from students and see climate change impacts from their eyes.
We’re asking students to share their local climate change stories in a short film, that shows what really hits close to home for them.
The aim is to tell stories of climate change, whether positive or negative, on a small, personal scale. We aren’t trying to generalize climate change issues. We want to see how people personally are affected by it and its endless ripple effects.
By entering the contest, students’ videos will be judged in front of a panel of well-known documentary filmmakers. Finalist films will premiere at The Center for Environmental Filmmaking (as part of the Environmental Film Festival in The Nations Capital) in March of 2015. The first-place winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for the premiere, as well as $500 in cash. Doesn’t sound too bad, huh?