10th Annual Sustainability Short Film Competition

Entries will be screened as part of the UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. EST, where winners will be announced and celebrated.

Entries must address sustainability, which UNCG defines as the “enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.” Judging is based on relation to sustainability as well as concept, cinematography, acting, production quality, costuming, writing, etc.

Submit films (no longer than 10 minutes in length) on DVD or in screenable online format (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) together with your name, phone number, email address, and the title and length of the film by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2019 to Sarah Dorsey sbdorsey@uncg.edu (if you have questions, contact Sarah via email or at 336.334.5610).

By entering the competition, entrants agree to the following: 1) Films must be original work, must not infringe on any rights of others, and must have all necessary permissions. UNCG will not be held liable for any copyright infringements. 2) To claim prizes, winners must be available (in person or via audio/video connection) at the screening. 3) Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films. 4) UNCG reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason. 5) Prizes are not negotiable or transferable. 6) The decisions of the judges are final.

 

13th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion Series

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.

For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Sarah Dorsey at sbdorsey@uncg.edu.

January 31 – 6:30 p.m.
Little Yellow Boots, 95 mins. 2017
Location: Weatherspoon
Discussion leader: TBA

What do we pass on to those who come after us, for both good and for bad? And what difference can one person make in the world? These are the universal questions that occupy director John Webster in this personal cinematic letter to his great-grandchild Dorit, a little girl who will be born in the 2060’s, and who’s little yellow boots will walk on a very different shoreline to the one we knew. The story seamlessly weaves together past, present and future into a beautiful, moving and hopeful documentary film about the power of each of us to make a difference.

 

February 28 – 6:30 p.m.
Behold the Earth, 68 mins. 2017
Location: TBA
Discussion leader: TBA

Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring invigorated the U.S. environmental movement in the 1960s, inspiring rising young scientists like Pulitzer Prize winner E.O. Wilson, Cal DeWitt, and Theo Colborn. Many of these scientists were also raised as evangelicals, part of America’s most influential faith community of the last 75 years. Today, a new generation of scientists and evangelicals are coming of age—people like Katharine Hayhoe, Ben Lowe, and Corina Newsome. Can these emerging leaders reduce the human degradations of our earth? Can they revive the reach and relevance of America’s evangelical and environmental movements? Film director and conservationist David Conover began this film 12 years ago as an inquiry into America’s divorce from the outdoors. Four time Grammy-award winning musician Dirk Powell leads arrangements of traditional American tunes and hymns, with Rhiannon Giddens and Tim Eriksen, and Dirk’s daughters Sophie and Amelia.

 

March 14 – 6:30 p.m.
Sustainability Shorts Film Competition
Location: Weatherspoon Museum of Art
See details above for submission guidelines.

 


Since 2006, more than 5,000 attendees have attended to view 60+ documentary films, ranging in topics from consumerism to waste, agriculture to water, and transportation to energy.  Here are some films that have been shown in the past:

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