Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition

Theme: The Art of Storytelling


CONTACT: Elizabeth Babalola, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For Immediate Release: Dec 16, 2014


Calling All Young Filmmakers & Photographers


New Haven, CT- As part of events lined up for the 2014 Environmental Film Festival at Yale, EFFY will be hosting the second-annual Young Filmmakers and Photographers Contests. This contest will run in conjunction with the larger film-festivalMarch 31 – April 6 2014. EFFY attracted over 3,000 attendees last year and was listed in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences “20 Great Resources for Green Filmmakers.”


EFFY aims to encourage and empower a new generation of engaged, active, and media-savvy youth to imagine the possibilities of environmental storytelling.  We will celebrate the amazing environmental journeys of students and teachers across the country by harnessing their own skill, talent, and creativity!


Therefore, we invite young filmmakers and photographers to tell us

‘YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL STORY’ with One – Five pictures or aFive-minute Video


  • Filmmakers and photographers must be 25 years or younger
  • Entries must depict or address an environmental issue
  • Entries will be divided into two age categories;
  •        Secondary (21 years & under) and Post-secondary (22 – 25 years)
  • Entries must be produced within 18 months of submission
  • The maximum length for film submissions - 5 minutes
  • Contestants must be enrolled at a middle, high school, undergraduate or graduate program OR affiliated with an educational program or institution
  • Submission is free via online entry forms (links) below & at
  • Multiple submissions are welcome by February 28th, 2014
  • One winner will be selected in each of the two age categories for photographers and filmmakers




A jury comprised of Yale professors, and film industry representatives will select finalists based on story telling, film making techniques, and audience appeal.

We will feature the finalists’ photographs on our Facebook page for the Audience Favorite Award and display them at an art gallery at Yale throughout the festival.

Finalists’ videos will screen in a special session during the festival and the audience will vote on winners in each category.


Finalists will also receive entrance to filmmaking workshops during EFFY and a certificate. EFFY will announce additional awards for winners in each category shortly. The Environmental Film Festival at Yale is excited to see the creative talent of the next generation of filmmakers!


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