Green Living Projects Student Film Project Contest

22 October 2012

Green Living Project is excited to present the biannual Student Film Project, a unique filmmaking competition encouraging students to get directly involved with innovative storytelling and filmmaking around important local and global sustainability issues.

In 5 minutes or less, we want your short film to tell a unique, creative, and compelling story about a local or global sustainability-related project. For ideas about topics, style and storytelling, we suggest you watch previous Student Film Project winners and check out Green Living Project’s sustainability-related videos online on our resources page along with the tips and links listed. Sample sustainability topics include wildlife conservation, sustainable food, resource conservation, community development, renewable energy, sustainability-related education, and sustainable travel and tourism.

The Spring 2012 SFP contest inspired dozens of quality submissions and concluded with the grand prize winning film being screened at GLP’s “DC Film Premiere” on May 30th.  See the three winning films (one from each category – middle school, high school, and college) below.  We’re now accepting submissions for the fall Student Film Project!

Fall 2012 submission deadline:  November 28th, 2012

Winning films will be screened at Green Living Project’s Los Angeles Film Premiere in December!  Date and location to be announced.


Congratulations to our Spring 2012 Winners:

“Wake Up Call” by Matejas Mackin, Laguna Middle School, San Louis Obispo CA


“Chairigami” by Brandi Fullwood, James Hillhouse High School, New Haven CT


“Catch of the Week” by Patrick Saldana, Ryan Elmore,  Marisa Villareal and Ariadne Reynolds, UCSB


Awards: Winning films for the Student Film Project contests are screened at Green Living Project’s Film Premieres each spring and fall.   Student winners also receive prize packages up to a $1,500 value from our sponsors including Patagonia Footwear, Mountainsmith, Manfrotto, Sigg, Think Tank Photo, Office Depot and The North Face.

Student Film Project:

“Summary Video”

Fall 2011 SFP Winner:

“Help Them L.A.S.T.—Love a Sea Turtle” by Casey Sokolovic, The Oakwood School, Greenville, NC

Summer 2011 SFP Winner:

“Dirty Little Secret” by Samuel de-Castro Abeger, UCSB