This contest is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience who reside, work, or attend school in the state of Georgia.
Filmshould emphasize responsible water stewardship.
- The overarching theme is World Water Day (March 22, 2020), with suggested storylines/themes as follows:
- Journey of a Raindrop - What happens to a raindrop on its journey through the water cycle?
- Keepin' it Clean - Every living on Earth needs water. Let's keep our waterways clean and healthy.
- Drought - A period of time with little to no rainfall, resulting in drier-than-normal conditions. What does this mean for living things?
- Fix-A-Leak Week - Leaky faucets and toilets can waste hundreds of gallons of water. Nip the drip!
Filmshould be engaging, fun, clever, and thought-provoking. Filmmust be rated G.
Filmmust be at least 30 seconds and no more than 1 minute 30 seconds in length, including credits Filmmust include 5 seconds of blackscreen both at the beginning and end, which will not count toward the film’s total running time.
- Film and completed submission form must be submitted electronically using FilmFreeway.com. filmfreeway.com/festival/RippleEffectFilmProject
- High definition videos are strongly encouraged (1280x720 or 1920x1080). Suggested frame rates are 24fps (23.98) or 30fps (29.97).
- There is NO entry fee.
Filmmust be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 2, 2020.
- Include all filmmakers' names when submitting to FilmFreeway for inclusion in
A rubric is currently in development and will be added to the website in late October.
The finalists' films will be shown and winning films announced at the "Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere" in Spring 2020. Winners will be awarded up to $1000 in prizes. Finalists will be featured on the Athens-Clarke County Water Conservation Office website and youtube channel. All entries will receive free admission to the "Blue Carpet Premiere".