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“Control Your Carbon Dioxides”: Future Shots Winning Film

Posted in Movements, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on December 16th, 2010

Eleven-year-old Cara Thomas of Deepdene has taken out the Sustainability Victoria Award for Best Film at Future Shots 2010, along with two other major awards on the night.  Cara’s film Control Your Carbon Dioxides was named the best sustainability-themed film by a young Victorian at last night’s Future Shots awards, held at ACMI Cinemas.  The Carey Baptist Grammar Junior School student won $2000 for the award and also picked up the best film in the under 12 category ($350 cash prize) and the Smart Energy Film Award, which includes an energy audit of her school.  Cara spent hours painstakingly moulding and filming her claymation tale of the green, beret-wearing EnviroMan who refuses to be devastated by people’s overuse of CO?.

Other films featured a talking can who desperately wants to be recycled, a raindrop whose mission is to be treated preciously by the school it lands in, and a moving documentary about a man whose dying wish is to be buried naturally (not cremated), encouraging a return to sustainable burial.

Twenty-six of Victoria’s best young filmmaking teams gathered at ACMI cinemas for youth environmental filmmaking’s night of nights.  Among the awards presenters were Faustina “Fuzzy” Agolley from Video Hits, Chris Judd (Visy Environmental Ambassador and Carlton Football Club captain), and the CEO of Sustainability Victoria, Anita Roper.  “All of the entrants showed great passion and knowledge of sustainability. I was very inspired by the filmmakers’ creativity in expressing their hopes about our future,” Mrs Roper said. “It was a fantastic night.”

For the second year running, Future Shots challenged Victorians under 25 to make a film of under three minutes addressing the theme of sustainability. Winners received over $10,000 in cash and prizes with films received by young animators, documentary and fiction filmmakers from across the state.

Visit the Future Shots website to watch the award-winning films.

Future Shots 2010

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 10th, 2010

15 November , 2010

Are you aged 25 or under and want to win some great cash and prizes? The Future Shots Sustainability Film Challenge is now open. For the second year running, Future Shots invites all young Victorians to create a short film of under three minutes addressing the theme of sustainability.

You could film a drama, documentary, animation, music video, advertisement, a blend of these, or even a new genre altogether!  All you have to remember is to stick to the Future Shots theme of ‘sustainability’. You might even like to make a film with one of our major prize entry categories in mind: ‘water-smart cities‘, ‘waste-free Victoria‘ or ‘smart energy‘.  There are over $9000 in cash and prizes to win across 10 categories, so all young Victorians – whether you’re 5 or 25 – have a great chance of being in the running.

This year’s film entry deadline is November 15 so now’s the time to start conjuring, storyboarding and filming your best ideas.

Visit the Future Shots website for more information.

Sustainability Youth Forum

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 11th, 2008

Do you have an idea or vision for a Sustainable Australia? Are you interested to take it further but don’t know how? Then the Sustainability Youth Forum is for you!

On Saturday 6 Sept., the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) provides you with an opportunity to join with other inspired and enthusiastic students and young professionals to debate and develop a pathway for creating a sustainable future. The forum will feature Dr Paul Sinclair from the Australian Conservation Foundation as keynote speaker and a number of high-profile facilitators, sparking the discussion around four priority areas – water, climate change, waste and social sustainability.

The forum will result in four position papers that capture your perspective on these priority areas. These position papers will be published in the EIANZ publication – the Environmental Practitioner, while also enabling you to promote the outcomes to the media and table them with government, getting your ideas heard.

So, if you’re aged between 15 and 30, are either studying, working or interested in the sustainability field, you are eligible to apply. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to network with other future leaders in envisioning your sustainable future for Australia!

Date: Saturday 6 September
Where: Level 7, RMIT Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne
Time: 8.45am to 5pm (lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided)
Cost: $20 (discounted to $15 for EIANZ members)

How to apply?
Click here to download the application form. Alternatively, e-mail sustainabilityyouthforum to obtain an application form.

Applications close: Wed 20 Aug. Places are limited, so hurry don’t miss out!

Got questions? Need to know more?
Contact Gordon or Stacey via sustainabilityyouthforum or 0403 591 045