Ripple Effect Film Project
CALL FOR FILMS
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.
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!
- Healthy Water, Healthy People
- Healthy Water, Healthy Environment
- Healthy Water, Healthy Community
- 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!
Point and non-point source pollutants, including oil on the street or litter on roadways, are not just eyesores in our community. They decrease the beauty of our natural world and can negatively affect our water quality. Stormwater runoff can wash litter into our water sources, and excess pesticides can alter streamside ecosystems. Show us how we can protect our waters.
Illustrate a healthy streamside ecosystem
Explain how pollutants get into our waterways
Show how to keep litter out of waterways
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Rivers Alive Athens
NOAA Marine Debris Program
EPA's Trash-Free Waters
Litter Fact Sheet, Carmel, IN
We depend on our community helpers and water infrastructure to keep our schools, businesses, and hospitals open. We rely on water for fire protection and to keep our economy flowing. Water professionals work behind the scenes 24/7 to treat our water right and protect our environment. We also need clean water for recreational purposes, such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Introduce us to water professionals, explain our hidden infrastructure, or share how water activities keep us healthy.
Focus on community helpers (water professionals)
Thank essential workers
How our economy relies on water resources
How we depend on water for recreational purposes
Household leaks are the biggest source of wasted water in the United States. You can reduce water waste by stopping leaks and conserving water. The Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program makes it easy for you to use less water. Using third-party testing, products using 20% less water than the traditional counterpart and perform as well or better earn the coveted WaterSense label. Look for the logo and install these items when replacing/updating fixtures or installing outdoor watering systems.
Show what the WaterSense label looks like
Illustrate the benefits of using WaterSense products
Chase down leaks at home or at work
EPA's WaterSense Fix a Leak Week
ACC Water Conservation Office
Detect and Chase Down Leaks
Water Use it Wisely
Fix a Leak Week Family Fact Sheet
WaterSense Statistics and Facts
Funding for WaterSource
Shower Better Month
Sprinkler Spruce Up
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.
2020 BEST IN FILM AWARD WINNER
Title: The Drought Report
Filmmakers: Kindergarten Class, with Leslie Johnson (teacher)
School: Whit Davis Elementary