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Calling All Student Filmmakers

A human face painted with the earth on it

The environmental One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s largest, features environmental films that inspire change or action. Youth from third grade to post-graduate (age 25) are invited to submit their short films in the Young Filmmakers contest through January 5, 2022. Winners will be screened as part of the main film festival in March.

Scholarship awards, prizes and matching grants from $100 to $1,000 will be awarded for three-to-eight-minute films or 45-second-plus animations. Suggested topics include climate, energy, food, transportation, waste, water, wildlife and ecosystems. An online academy and in-person youth filmmaking workshops are available.

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