contest Winners 2016
The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is pleased and proud to announce the winners for 2016! Their films premiered at the One Earth Film Festival, March 4-6. A photo gallery of winners is below, with the winning films underneath.
High School category: Liam Loughran. “Transportation.” A film about public transportation. Young Filmmaker attends Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois.
Middle School category: Kendall Dirks. “Cutting CARbon Emissions.” A film about transportation. Young Filmmaker attends Sandburg Middle School in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Elementary School category: Miles Toppen and Carter Workman. “Pretty Nice Island–The Movie.“ A film about waste, transportation, and energy. Young Filmmakers attend Willard School in River Forest, Illinois.
2016 Honorable Mention
High School level: Veronika Lubeck, Kate Conneely, Emma Alm, Katherine Cusack, and Sarah Whiteside. “Trinity Team Green.” A film about waste. Young Filmmakers attend Trinity High School in River Forest, Illinois.
High School level: Marieke de Koker. “Iaglo” A stop-motion animation about waste and water pollution. Young Filmmaker attends Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. Password is: iaglo. Although this entry did not meet the criteria of presenting a solution, we applaud its originality.
Middle School level: Alex Schrader, Zoe Klein and Amanda Janusz of Eco Eagles. “What’s in Your Lunch?” A film about food. Young Filmmakers attend Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, Illlinois.
- High School category: Hinsdale Central Ecology Club. “Why Have a Garden?” A film about food by Josh Feldman, Stephanie Jamilla, Claire Hultquist, Wendy Li, and Rachel Chang. Young Filmmakers attend Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois.
- Middle School category: Kelly Colbert Adam, Annie Nuntarach, Veronica Brooks, and Emily Kerstetter. “Unplugged: a Short Video about Saving Energy.” A film about energy. Young Filmmakers attend Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, Illinois.
- Elementary School category: Ezra Nudd and Kian Tan. “Peregrine Falcons.” A film about saving animals. Young Filmmakers attend Keystone Montessori in River Forest, Illinois.
- High School category: Hinsdale Central Ecology Club. “What Will You Do?” A film about transportation by Stephanie Jamilla, Josh Feldman, Rachel Chang, and Wendy Li. Young Filmmakers attend Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, Illinois.
- Middle School category: Pineapple Productions: Ana Shack, Lillian Lowson, Marta Rohner, Isabella Saracco, Haley Gladden, and Cia Gladden. “Earth 2114.” A film about water usage and resources. Young Filmmakers attend Roosevelt Middle school in River Forest, Illinois.
- Elementary School category: Jaxon Toppen, Danny Scholvin and Ray Deogracias. “Where Did The Rest of Us Go?” A film about electronic waste. Young Filmmakers attend Willard Elementary School in River Forest, Illinois.
- Elementary School Category: Wasteful Santa -Talia Levy, Elizabeth Larscheid, Ella Haas, Isabel Marx – Mann School
- Middle School Category: Sporktagion: HEAT (Heritage Earth Action Team) – Heritage Middle School
- High School Category: Let’s Talk About Water – Lea Kichler – Lincoln Park High School
The One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest is partially funded by a grant from the Manaaki Foundation and a grant from the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Future Philanthropist Program.