Young people invited to enter new film competition

Budding environmentalists can make and submit a film to Wildscreen Festival, and the winner will receive a prestigious Panda Award.

Young people invited to enter new film competition

Earthwatch and Wildscreen Festival have teamed up for a new film competition


The first Young Earthwatch Film Competition has been launched by Earthwatch and Wildscreen Festival.

The competition provides the opportunity for UK residents aged 14 to 17 to make a short film, and finalists will see their films being shown and discussed at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol in October.

The overall winner will be given a Panda Award, the 'Green Oscar' of the wildlife film-making world.


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"Young people today will inherit a world shaped by our actions over the next decade. Engaging young citizens in environmental issues is key to a sustainable future for all," says Steve Grey, chief executive of Earthwatch Europe.

"We hope the competition encourages young people to explore the natural world around them and inspire each other to find innovative solutions to pressing challenges."

Films entered into the competition must highlight an environmental issue, present a solution or an action people can take to meet this challenge, and be no more than two minutes long.

The film can use any style including live action, stop motion, animation, voice over or text.

The deadline for the competition is 19 September. More details can be found on the Earthwatch website.


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