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Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in our community wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.  This festival was created by New Roads School to provide young filmmakers with a platform to share short films that tell impactful stories about climate change from their perspective. With over 300 entries from 52 countries, that perspective is global and we’ve been humbled by the passion, thought and humanity conveyed by these young creative storytellers.

We recognize the urgency of the Climate Crisis and the need for significant change. The level of participation and courage demonstrated by the younger generation on this issue gives us hope and inspiration. It seems there is a shift in consciousness occurring and a recognition of the interconnected responsibility we all have to each other and our earth. 

Congratulations to all selected and winning filmmakers! 
Prizes for some of our winning filmmakers included: cash, trees planted in the names of our filmmakers and a masterclass with Director Joe Russo (Avengers: End Game). 

Here are the winning films: 
High School:
Best Short Film - 1st Place (2-5 min) The Effects of Climate Change
Best Short Film - Runner Up Lignum Love

Best Impact Film - 1st Place (30 sec - 2 min) Plant-Based for the Planet
Best Impact Film - Runner Up Thoughtfulness

Middle School:
Best Short Film - 1st Place (2-5 min) A Perfect Cup of Coffee
Best Short Film - Runner Up Better Days

Best Impact Film - 1st Place (30 sec - 2 min) Warned
Best Impact Film - Runner Up PSA Climate Change
 
Audience Choice Award Winners:
High School: An Ecosystem on the Line by Steven Simpson  
Middle School: PSA Climate Change by Grace Farinella and Elizabeth Leto 

Here is the link to watch (or re-watch) our festival.
Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival

We hope you join us next year for the 2nd Annual Climate Changemaker Teen Film Festival! 

Festival Producers: 
Michelle Bernstein
Mark Vickers-Willis
New Roads School
 
We the People of New Roads were made for this moment — it's why we were founded as a school. Solidarity and allyship are in our DNA. And we will continue to educate and liberate our youth to build a more equitable tomorrow.