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As the longest running program of its kind in the region, the UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series continues to lend voice to environmental, sustainability, and climate issues affecting our community and the world. Join us each month for a new documentary film and discussion. Free.

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Annual International Sustainability Shorts Film Competition

An annual short film competition held during the Spring semester that addresses the elements of UNCG’s definition of sustainability: social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics. Cash prizes of $200, $150, and $100 are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Download the Call for Submissions.


T'Shari White, our sustainability expert, received her Bachelor's in Environmental Studies in 2014 from UNC Greensboro. She received here Master's at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student in UNCG"s Geography, Environment, and Sustainability Department. Her research interests focus on environmental justice, diversity and inclusion, and Black American environmental history.

Jean Michel Rolland, our film expert, is a long time musician and painter. He brings together his two passions - the sound and the image - in digital arts since 2010. Through video artworks, generative art, audiovisual performances and interactive installations, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual. Learn more on his website.

Past Winners

First Prize: Trees and Ice by Gerald Habrath

Second Prize: Woodpecker by Rihards Vitols

Third Prize: History Repeats by Erik Hynynen

Audience Award: Terroir by Dawn Westlake

First Prize: Locally Unwanted Land Usage by Kate Balsley

Second Prize (tied): EVO-OVE by Jacopo Martinoni & Pillar of Cloud (oil petals) by Brit Bunkl

First Prize: From on High by Dawn Westlake

Second Prize: Ecology Notes by Wu Siou Ming

Third Prize: Shizen? Natural by Christin Bolewski

First Prize (tied): Are You Sleeping & The Primitive Fire

Third Prize: Planto Un Árbol (When I Plant a Tree)

First Prize: Big Willow by Jared Katsiane

Second Prize: Hand Picked by Casey Toth

Third Prize: Solar at Southern by Michelle Lotker