Santa Barbara is celebrating Earth Day in style. Green Shorts, a short film festival is currently taking place with the theme "Life After Oil". The best part about it is that they are hosting FREE workshops for kids and adults to learn how to make films, they even help you out with the equipment. It gets better, residents of SAN LUIS OBISPO are eligible for the contest. There are great prizes and the entrees have to be in by April 1st.
Here is a short blurb about the contest from their website:
The Green Shorts Video Contest is an annual online film festival about saving our planet, helping our environment and being green. This year the contest theme is “Life After Oil” (this year’s Santa Barbara Earth Day theme). With this theme, we hope to solicit compelling and pragmatic solutions, and entertaining commentaries regarding Energy Independence and a green future without petroleum. This is a chance for concerned citizens to share the ways in which we can all reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint.
This Saturday they are hosting a FREE film making class for adults and kids. The class is from 9am to 12pm at WizKids in Santa Barbara. For more info, email the Kent at email@example.com.
I love these kinds of contests as they allow us to explore new ares of creativity and with a theme like "Life After Oil" the message could hit home any better.
Big props go out to Kent Epperson and Santa Barbara's Earth Day Alliance for such a creative contest!