Theme: The Art of Storytelling
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
JURY & AWARDS
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!
ONLINE SUBMISSION FORMS
· A River Changes Course
· EFFY After Dark
· GMO OMG
· Gold Fever
· Installation: Sustainability Heard
· Installation: Young Photographers Exhibition
· More Than Honey
· Shorts I: School’s Out!
· Shorts II: Redemption
· Special Event: Documentary vs. Advocacy
· Special Event: Jazz Ecology
· The East
· The Fruit Hunters
· The Last Ocean