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The Green Streets of London

Date posted: 30.08.2007

Recognition of your carbon footprint and the general issue of environmental sustainability and climate change is a very real and current debate.

This subject matter has evoked a spate of film competitions, two of which are outlined below:

  • Current TV has launched a climate change film contest in conjunction with the Alliance for Climate Protection to produce 60 Seconds to Save The Earth video slots.

    These slots can be either 15, 30 or 60 seconds long and the best will be broadcast on the channel and entered into competition to be judged by an ecologically conscious jury of celebrities.

    They are looking for creative and provocative ecospots: very short video messages that will drive your friends, community or government to get involved in solving the climate crisis.

    The very best ecospots will air internationally on Current TV, be featured in the Alliance’s national campaign, showcased on MySpace's Impact channel and may lead to a host of other exciting prizes, such as winning a hybrid car from Toyota.

    The deadline for entries is 12 September 2007.

    Find out more here: www.current.com/ecospot.
  • Sky wants to inspire millions across the UK to take action against climate change with their ‘Green Shoots’ short film competition.

    Sky is working with the World Wildlife Fund and The Energy Saving Trust to encourage members of the public to make short films about the environmental issues that really matter to them. 

    A panel of expert judges will decide on the best short film. The eventual winning entry will be aired on Sky, providing the opportunity to reach over 8.5million people.

    The deadline for entries is 31 December 2007.

    Entries can be up-loaded and viewed at www.skycast.com/greenshoots, Sky’s new user generated content site.

Film London is currently working with the Mayor and the film industry to look at how the film industry can respond to the challenges of environmental sustainability.

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