12 to 24-year-old budding movie makers in the Illawarra are invited to get creative and make an environmental-themed short film for the 2017 Green Flicks competition.
The competition aims to inspire young people to connect with issues in their local environment and this year the competition has expanded to include entrants from the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven areas.
This year’s theme is ‘change’ and film makers can capture footage on their mobile phones or any other equipment to create a movie up in to three minutes in length.
OEH Executive Director, Ian Hunter said there is no limit on young people’s creativity and the inspiration that can be drawn from our environment.
“Green Flicks is developed by young people, for young people and helps engage them with the importance of acting locally to have a broader effect,” Mr Hunter said.
The competition is divided into 12 to 14, 15 to 17 and 18 to 24-year-old categories.
Movie-makers can get inspired by watching more of last year’s entries online and learn useful skills at a free Green Flicks filmmaking workshop in the July school holidays.
Competition entrants will be in running for a share in $5000 cash prizes and winners will be announced at a community event showcasing the films.
Based on feedback from last year’s competition, Green Flicks 2017 will include a ‘People’s Choice’ voting feature for shortlisted films.
Entries close 8 September 2017. For more information about Green Flicks and to register for one of the free filmmaking workshops in July visit: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/green-flicks