Ripple Effect Film Project

The 2021/2022 Ripple Effect Film Project theme is Healthy Water, Healthy World. Clean water is essential for all people, our environment, our communities, and our homes.  Create a short film that fits into one of these four categories.

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What is the Ripple Effect Film Project?

Local K-12 students have the opportunity to write, produce, and star in short, water-themed films. The submissions are narrowed down to the finalist round, then judged on creativity, originality, technical skill, and message content. The finalists' films are shown on the big screen during the Blue Carpet Premiere, where the winners are announced and cash prizes awarded.  

The festival's theme changes each year slightly but always involves water and opportunities to incorporate the Georgia Standards of Excellence into the production. There is no fee to submit a film. This makes a great class project!

Submission deadline:  January 31, 2022

Brought to you by ACC Water Conservation Office, Stormwater Management, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, & Leisure Services.

Healthy Water, Healthy World
The overarching theme of the 2022 Ripple Effect Film Project is Healthy Water, Healthy World with the four subthemes.  Included below are suggestions for film ideas, resources links, and a brief description of what could fall under the theme.  These are provided to get you started, not to limit you.  If you have another idea for content under a category, run with it!

  1. Healthy Water, Healthy People
  2. Healthy Water, Healthy Environment
  3. Healthy Water, Healthy Community
  4. Healthy Water, Healthy Home

We rely on water to keep our bodies clean and healthy. From washing our hands to cleaning our dishes to drinking clean water, we could not go a day without H2O.

Show when/how you drink water
Demonstrate how to thoroughly wash your hands
Explain water's role in preparing your food (i.e. washing fruit, cooking pasta)

Staying Hydrated - Healthy Kids Association
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - United Nations Foundation
Drink Water, Georgia!

2020 Film Finalists

Thank you to all of those who submitted films for the 2019/2020 Ripple Effect Film Finalists.  See all finalists on Lily Anne Phibian's YouTube channel.  


Title:  The Drought Report
Category:  Drought
Filmmakers: Kindergarten Class, with Leslie Johnson (teacher)
School: Whit Davis Elementary