The Ripple Effect Film Project invites filmmakers of all ages and abilities from around the state of Georgia to submit short films and Public Service Announcements that focus on our connection to the ocean. Transportation Choices, energy use, and food choices are among the issues that filmmakers can chose from. Finalists’ films will be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere at the historic Morton Theater in Athens, Georgia on March 25, 2017. Films must be submitted by January 31, 2017.
$2,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.
Film entries should consider the impact of human behavior on the world’s oceans. What actions do we take (or not take) each day that may affect ocean health, regardless of where we live? Films should focus on a key issue from the Ocean Connections List (found in the official rules document) and should establish a connection between the issue and the health of the ocean. Ideally the films will highlight eco-positive actions that ‘do the right thing’ for the ocean.
How can a person, family, school, workplace, church, or community:
- Reduce their energy use?
- Reduce their water use?
- Reduce their consumption of plastics?
- Reduce their dependence on the car?
- Change their behavior to reduce impacts on our waterways?
The Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office founded Ripple Effect in 2013 as a local water conservation film competition. In its fifth year, the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project reflects a new, Georgia statewide focus and expanded theme for the competition. Ripple Effect is co-presented by the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office, Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas to the Gulf (ECOGIG) Research Consortium, Athens Clarke County Stormwater Management, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.
Judges will score films based on:
- Effective demonstration of connection to the ocean
- Production quality
- Conservation/stewardship message