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Eco-Comedy Video Competition Spring 2017

Eco-Comedy Video Competition

The Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy thank each of the filmmaking teams who submitted films for consideration in the 2017 Eco-Comedy Video Competition.

We received a total of 48 individual submissions and they were wonderful!

To all of the filmmakers who took part, we salute your passion, hard work, and creativity!

It was difficult to narrow it down but after much deliberation it is our pleasure to announce the finalists of the competition:


Receiving an Honorable Mention are:

Environmental News: APOCALYPSE EDITION by Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath and Matthew Morris

The Environmental Quiz by Ezra Anteneh, Mateos Anteneh, Noelle Anteneh, Asher Anteneh

Braking Winds on Channel 4 by José C. Pons and Chelsey Cartwright

The Finalists are:

Ways to Kill the Earth by Maddy de Visé, Caitlyn Forté, Amie Frey, Kasey Hammond, and Chloe Mangiafico

Pipeline by Rich Herstek and Nick Brown

Freedomland by Megan King 

Alternative Facts by Nishant Carr

Perfect Pitch by Ross Fairgrieve

Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Eco-Comedy Video Competition:

Planet B by Ashley Holmes

Grand Prize winner Ashley Holmes will be receiving the $2000 prize money!





2016 Winners:

Congratulationsn to Julia Schaefer-Gomez, the Grand Prize winner of this year's Eco-Comedy Video Competition and Leslie Dinsmore, Alex Prichodko and Joe Fitzpatrick who won the Viewer's Choice Award.
You can watch Julia's film, A Watershed Love Story here. And you can watch Leslie, Alex and Joe's film The Rescue here.
The other finalists were:

Thank you to The Nature Conservancy for partnering with us on this project and for donating the $2,000 prize.
We had more than 80 entries produced by talented filmmakers from all over the world.
I’m very grateful to Kent Wagner (SOC) and Whitney Hall (TNC) who did a superb job managing the program this year.

Check out the article written about this year's competition in the Eagle.


2015 Winners:

"DUDE! Or The Blissful Ignorance of Progress" (Written and Directed by Patrick Webster) Watch the Video


2014 Winners

“Be a Better Roommate” (Directed by Patrick Gilmore, Written and Produced by Paul North) Watch the Video

Patrick Gilmore and Paul North received a $1,000 prize from the Center for Environmental Filmmaking. Congratulations to Patrick and Paul!

All the details about the finalists and winner (and links to view their videos) can be found at the end of the following presentation given by Chris Palmer at the Environmental Film Festival at the Nation’s Capital on March 25, 2014. Read speech.

2013 Winners

Winner — Craig Schattner, Executive Producer, Director, Adam Walker, Producer and Emil Superfin, Producer: "A Brief History of the 5-cent Bag Tax"

Second Place (tie) — (Story of Clyde) Jeff Jordan, Director; (The Immigrant) Omar Malik, Director/Producer, Mwanzaa Brown, Geoffrey Giller, Ben Goldfarb, Monte Kawahara, Producers

Third Place — Brad Hasse, Director: "Animals are Hard to Replace: Protect Forest Habitat"


2012 Winners

Alexander Lucas with his video "Clean Coal by the Bituminous Marketing Agency" - Watch video