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Still from Dawn Westlake’s film “terrior”

The 11th annual International Sustainability Shorts Film Festival incorporates and addresses the elements of UNCG’s definition of sustainability: social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.

As part of the annual UNCG Sustainability Film & Discussion Series, the competition is an opportunity to share new artistic works in the international community that address the urgency of the climate crisis and acknowledge the power of film to connect, communicate, and convince.

The films are judged by Marisol Maddox, a graduate student in the International Security MA program at George Mason University and a research contractor at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Polar Institute. And by Jean Michel Rolland, a long time musician, painter, and filmmaker (and previous competition winner) based in France.

Winners receive a cash prize ($500, $300, $200), sponsored by a grant from the UNCG Green Fund, and will be announced on the website the week of May 4th. Viewers can vote for the Audience Choice Award via the website. Parental advisory: Some films deal with adult themes and contain mild nudity.

 
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