Ocean Connections

Athens’ premiere water-focused film event has gone statewide! The Ripple Effect Film Project invites filmmakers from around the State of Georgia to submit short films to be showcased at the Blue Carpet Premiere at the historic Morton Theater in Athens, Georgia on March 25, 2017.  

Awards & Prizes

$2,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to have films shown in select local theaters make the Ripple Effect a premiere event for filmmakers in Georgia.

This year the Ripple Effect Film Project asks filmmakers to consider the impact of human behavior on the world’s oceans. What actions do we take (or not take) each day that may affect ocean health, regardless of where we live? We make daily choices about our energy and water use, transportation, food, consumer products, and keeping our waterways clean. Your film should focus on one key issue from the list below, and should establish a connection between the key issue and the health of the ocean. Ideally your film will highlight eco-positive actions that ‘do the right thing’ for the ocean.

What are the Ocean Connections?

  1. Energy Use
  2. Water Use
  3. Food Choices
  4. Product Choices
  5. Transportation Choices
  6. Clean Waterways

Energy Use

Using fossil fuel based energy to power our computers, provide light and heat, and air condition our homes and businesses impacts the ocean. Burning fossil fuels contributes to a warming climate, which raises ocean temperatures and sea levels, and contributes to the acidification of the ocean.

KEY ISSUE AND FILM TOPIC: How can a person, family, school, workplace, or community reduce their energy use? 

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