Awards & Prizes
- 1st Place: $500
- 2nd Place: $300
- 3rd place: $150
- Audience Choice Award: $100
SoCal high school students: grab your cell phones, video cameras, and laptops — your voice and creativity can change the planet!
The GreenShorts environmental short film contest is a platform to showcase your ideas, commentary, and vision for our city and the world. You may submit one short film for each category. Films must be less than 3 minutes long — creative liberty is encouraged! Films are encouraged to feature the Southern California area.
2021 GreenShorts Film Festival Virtual Ceremony
High school students across Southern California submitted many short films tackling environmental issues for the 5th annual GreenShorts film competition. We received wonderful, amazing films this year, and it was hard to narrow them down. Winners were announced on June 10th during a virtual ceremony on YouTube Live. Congratulations to all of the winners! View the ceremony below!
Film Submission Categories
Create your film about one of these categories! Remember, your film should be 2-3 minutes long! Some filmmaking resources you can use may be found below.
Free Filmmaking Workshops
Awards, Rules, Judging Criteria and Terms
Writing and Production Workshops
Learn about Film Production
We are immensely grateful to the people and organizations whose support ensures the success of this project. The Skyscrape Foundation, along with Tina and John Quinn — your vision and generosity give young scientists and creatives across California a boost forward. Thank you.