Teenagers’ sustainability films garner spotlight
September 11, 2012
In June, city leaders put out a call for students to create films to answer the question, what does sustainability mean to you?
Now, audiences can see the results as organizers screen a pair of films in the inaugural Sustainability Film Shorts contest. Moviegoers can see the films from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Village Theatre’s First Stage Theatre, 120 Front St. N.
Organizers encourage attendees to arrive at noon to talk to local environmental and nonprofit partners in the theater lobby, and enjoy a snack before the event. Everybody attending the event receives a gift, and organizers also plan to award door prizes.
The event is free. Tickets can be picked up at the door before the event or from Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/272330.
Student filmmakers created, produced and directed the pieces for a chance to see their work on the big screen.
Then, the filmmakers plan to participate in a panel discussion to answer audience questions about inspiration and process. The city also invited local filmmaker John de Graaf to join the students to discuss his filmmaking and the role of films in environmental advocacy.
In a long career, de Graaf worked with KCTS-TV to produce television documentaries, and has won more than 100 regional, national and international awards for filmmaking, including three Emmy Awards.