Young filmmakers
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.

 

2015 Winners

  • 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.

 

2014 Winners

  • 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.

2013 Winners

  • 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.