Eco-comedy film competition

Eco-Comedy Video Competition 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy, the 2019 Eco-Comedy Video Competition theme is Climate Change. Yes, we know, it’s a vast, unwieldly topic that already has people rolling their eyes! So we challenge you to produce a short (less than three minutes), humorous video that will be seen on YouTube to engage audiences in climate change. The contest is open to anyone worldwide who has a flair for producing videos. There are four categories: K-8, High School, College/University, and Nonstudent. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, plus recognition at the DC Environmental Film Festival, and on the websites of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy.

This year, we have two special finalist judges, Bethany Hall who is a comedian-in-residence at AU’s Center for Media and Social Impact, and Keith Haskal who is a producer for Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.

OPEN CALL: December 21, 2018


Submissions must:

  • Be humorous.
  • Communicate a clear (and funny!) message around the theme of climate change.
  • Reach a broad audience.
  •  Be an original production.
  • Contain a title at the beginning; please include the total running time.
  • Contain credits of the production crew members at the end.
  •  Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits).


2018 Eco-Comedy finalists and winner:

Honorable Mention:

EPN: Environmental Protection Ninja by Malcolm WashingtonThe Gum by Itir Sezik

The Finalists are: 

The Green Burger Challenge by Adam JoelHark A Real Life Horror Story by Erika ShareJourney to the Future by Stephanie Brown & Tim AllenThe Profit Paradigm by Nishant Carr

Viewer's Choice Winner:

Journey to the Future by Stephanie Brown & Tim Allen

Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Eco-Comedy Video Competition:

@Humanity by Theodore Blossom and Robbie Price

Theodore Blossom and Robbie Price receive $2,000 in prize money from the Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Past Winners

Grand Prize, 2018
@Humanity by Theodore Blossom and Robbie Price
Grand Prize, 2017
Planet B by Ashley Holmes
Grand Prize, 2016
A Watershed Love Story by Julia Schaefer-Gomez
Grand Prize, 2015
DUDE! Or the Blissful Ignorance of Progress by Patrick Webster
Grand Prize, 2014
Be a Better Roommate by Patrick Gilmore
Grand Prize, 2013
A Brief History of the 5-cent Bag Tax by Craig Schattner
Grand Prize, 2012
Clean Coal by the Bituminous Marketing Agency by Alexander Lucas