Films must be submitted by April 4, 2018, in one of the five thematic categories below: Climate Heroes, No Justice, No Green, Watertopia, Wild CA and You Are What You Eat.
Questions to kick-start your thinking
Make a documentary
- What organization is making an impact?
- What’s something we can all do to help?
Write your own story
- What would a climate superhero look like?
- What about a supervillan?
Climate Facts to get you started
- 97 out of 100 climate experts think humans are changing global temperature.
- Sea level is expected to rise 1-4 feet by 2100.
- Droughts are projected to become more intense.
- The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before midcentury.
- Increased heat, drought and insect outbreaks will increase wildfires.
Do your own research—a couple resources to get you started
Class of 2018
A Place Called Home (first place)
by Edgar Gamez and Devin Lona of LAUSD/USC Media Arts and Engineering Magnet
Feed the Soil (second place)
by Desly Cervantes, Valerie Contreras and Steven Lucio of LAUSD/USC Media Arts and Engineering Magnet
Renewable Man & Recycling Boy (third place)
by Sebastian Tamayo, Eddie Carias, Hyu Ishisaka, James Lipsett, Francisco McCurry and Shawn Hua of Environmental Charter High School
Class of 2017
In 2017, the category Climate Heroes was called Environmental Heroes. Here are the top three films from Environmental Heroes.
A Helpful Herd of Environmental Heroes (best film)
by Tana Carrillo, Maxi Coulter, Crystal Kober, Amia McCombs, Adrianna Ortega of Providence High School.
My Mother, My Eco-Hero (first runner-up)
by Daniella Onofre of Environmental Charter High School Lawndale.
Eco-Heroes (second runner-up)
by Andrew Vu & Stephanie Prieto of Environmental Charter High School.
The remaining 4 categories
If the creative juices aren't flowing, you have other options.