As part of a series of initiatives to bring environmental messages to new audiences, EFFY successfully launched its first-annual Young Filmmakers Contest and Photographers Contests receiving submissions from students of high schools, colleges and universities across the country. After the intense scrutiny of Veteran filmmakers - Hunter Snyder, Richard Miron, Chandra Simon – and Photographers Kike Calvo, Anthony Clark and Matthew Garrett the following have emerged as finalists and winners:
Secondary: "Trespassing Nature," Javier Storch, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, FL
Post-Secondary: "Magician's Favor," Jeremy H. Hung, Chapman University, CA
"The Immigrant," Omar Malik, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, CT
"Parks and ReCreation," Brent Sievers, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
Films will screen during the Shorts Program I on Saturday, April 13th at noon.
Secondary: "The Common Chicken," Kathiana Torres, Common Ground High School, CT
Post Secondary: "Water Amour," Geoff Giller, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, CT
"Eat Yourself," Eileen Huang, Yale University, CT
"Beautiful Sorrow," Hailey Marie Shadle, DeKalb School of the Arts, GA
"Black Water," Michael Herrin, Chattahoochee High School, GA
"Contamination Face to Face," Nairobi Jeanniton, Riverdale Country School, NY
"Garbage in the Townships," Austin Hopkins, Quinnipiac University, CT
"King of the Hill," Geoff Giller, CT
"Olive Ridley Rescue," Sonali Bhasin, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, CT
"Oyster Harvest," Geoff Giller, CT
"Toad's Domain," Geoff Giller, CT
"Tree's Own Valleys," Alyssa Bentley, Roswell High School, GA
"Scars," Stephanie Stefanski, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, CT
"Summer Night," Taylor Gatison, New Haven Academy, CT
Photographs will display in the Timothy Dwight Art Gallery for the duration of EFFY. Click here for more info. An online gallery will be available on Facebook for the duration of EFFY to select the Audience Favorite Award. Like your favorite photo!
Congratulations to all our winners and finalists!
Photos must depict or address an environmental issue, and be accompanied by a brief description. All entries must have been produced within the past 18 months. Submission to the contest is free and entries can be submitted by completing the online entry form provided below. Photos will be displayed in a gallery space in New Haven during the festival. EFFY reserves the right to print copies of winning photographs for the event. Multiple submissions are welcome; all entries must be received by February 28th.
A jury comprised of Yale professors, and professional photographers will select finalists based on composition and audience appeal. The Audience Favorite award will be determined by an internet gallery of the finalists’ pictures. Finalists will also receive free entrance to workshops during EFFY. Winners in each category will receive additional awards from EFFY to be announced shortly. The Environmental Film Festival at Yale is excited to see the creative talent of the next generation of photographers!
Films must depict or address an environmental issue. The maximum length for submissions is 5 minutes. All entries must have been produced within the past 18 months. Submission to the con- test is free and entries can be submitted by completing the online entry form provided below. Multiple submissions are welcome; all entries must be received by February 28th.
A jury comprised of Yale professors, and film industry representatives will select finalists based on storytelling, film making techniques, and audience appeal. All finalists will screen in a spe- cial session at EFFY 2013. The audience will vote on winners in each category. Finalists will also receive entrance to filmmaking workshops during EFFY. Winners in each category will receive additional awards from EFFY to be announced shortly. The Environmental Film Festival at Yale is excited to see the creative talent of the next generation of filmmakers!
Kike Calvo: Award-winning photographer, journalist, and author Kike Calvo was born in Spain, has traveled in more than 85 countries, and transformed his fascination with Latin America into a career focus. He is an expert for National Geographic Expeditions and a freelancer for the New York Times. His cultural and environmental documentary photography has also been published in National Geographic, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New York Magazine,Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, as well as other publications.(http://www.kikecalvo.com, Instagram: KIKEO, Twitter: kikecalvo)
Anthony Clark: Anthony Clark is a joint MEM/MBA student at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management where his work integrates life cycle environmental thinking, behavioral economics, and innovative approaches to policy and finance. Prior to Yale, Anthony worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council and oversaw development of science and policy publications and coordinated communications efforts connected to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A graduate of Wesleyan University and a native of Poughkeepsie, NY, Anthony is an accomplished photographer whose work has brought him to the wildlands of Montana, the East Room of the White House, a communist statue park in Hungary, and the site of an abandoned amusement park in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Matthew Garrett: Matthew Garrett has been deeply involved with photography since 1985 and, after receiving a BFA, he continued his education by working for commercial photographers for almost 10 years. He then transitioned to web development for a very image-driven client list of photographers and architects, and those sites won many national design awards in Photo District News, Graphis and other publications. He has continued to exhibit his photography as a founding member of Kehler Liddell Gallery, and has been a leader of New Haven's Photo Arts Collective for over 15 years.
Hunter Snyder: Working in Northern New England and Greenland, Hunter's films question the relationships between land and labor. Before coming to New Haven, he was Associate Producer of the Points North Documentary Forum at the Camden International Film Festival. He is an organizer of the Screening Scholarship Media Festival, a core member of CAMRA at Penn, and an editor/producer with Senate Journal. His work has screened at the Camden International Film Festival, on PBS, and at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington D.C. At Yale, Hunter works in film archives with the Digital Himalaya Project.
Richard Miron: Richard has served as the Director of Programming for EFFY for the past two years, and holds a B.A. in Art from Yale University. His short films, both animated and documentary, have screened at numerous festivals around the US. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he works professionally as an editor, cinematographer, advisor, and programmer for documentary films.
Chandra Simon: Chandra Simon (MESc '12) is a filmmaker and educator based in San Francisco. She has produced a wide variety of award-winning films and national TV series. Her latest project, Cultivate, is a series of short films about farmers who are trying to change the food system.
For Immediate Release: 3/29/2013