Be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.
A panel of five judges representing The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Environmental
Filmmaking will determine the finalists and grand prize winner. The decision of the judges is
final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an
award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites and
social media channels.
Submissions that are not received by Wednesday, March 1, 2017, will not be accepted.
Finalists will be announced on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The winner will be announced
at American University on Tuesday, March 21, at the DC Environmental Film Festival at
7:00 p.m., in the Forman Theater located in the McKinley Building on the American
The Eco-Comedy Video Competition is an annual event created eight years ago by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking to encourage the use of humor to spur conservation. We believe that comedy can help people take environmental issues more seriously.
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 Storyhere. And you can watch Leslie, Alex and Joe's film The Rescuehere.
The other finalists were:
Clean Water (by Spencer Schecht, Hayley Holdridge, Collin Baker and Francesca Blume)
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.
"DUDE! Or The Blissful Ignorance of Progress" (Written and Directed by Patrick Webster) Watch the Video
“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.