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February 19, 2023
8:00 AM
Athens, GA 30601
Ripple effect call for films - a river and sun image
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Deadline for Ripple Effect Film Project Submissions

Sunday, February 19, 2023

WHAT:  The Ripple Effect Film Project allows young filmmakers to make a splash.  Pre-K through 12th-grade students write, produce, and star in short, water-themed films.  The film submissions moving to the finalist round debut on the big screen during the Blue Carpet Premiere, where filmmakers shimmer as they strut past the "drop-parazzi" and enter the historic Morton Theatre.  

WHO:  The contest is open to students in Pre-K through 12th grade in Georgia.  An individual or a team can create submissions.  Filmmakers can submit more than one video.  It makes a great classroom project, or you can get started on your film over the holiday break.

THEME:  The over-arching theme is "A Ripple Effect." A single interaction with water, positive or negative, has the power to create a far-reaching ripple, affecting whether or not we can ensure a water-secure world.  Through film, students lend a voice to water, reminding us that by caring for each little drop, we can be the change we need in this world of water.

SUBMISSIONS & DEADLINE EXTENDED:  To accommodate testing within Clarke County School District, we extended the submission deadline by one week.  Film submissions are now due by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 19, 2023.  Films must be 30 seconds to 90 seconds in length.  We are accepting films through FilmFreeway.  There is no entry fee.

PRIZES:  Films are reviewed and may be selected to move to the Finalist Round for official judging.  A total of $1,000 will be awarded within various categories to be determined by the submissions received.

UN 2023 WATER CONFERENCE:  This year, one film will be selected for consideration to be shown during the World Water Film Festival on Sunday, March 19, in New York City.  The festival kicks off the United Nations Water Conference Week, with 440 water organizations in town for the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development.  

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