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Young Filmmakers Screenings (April 27 @River Forest Public Library)

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River Forest Public Library

735 Lathrop Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

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Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for refreshments and to learn from local Action Partners advocating on issues relevant to the film.

Join us for a screening of several honorable mention films from the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest. These shorts explore a range of sustainability topics (plastic pollution, fast fashion, edible gardens, etc.) and were written, directed and edited by youth ages 8 to 25.

Student entrants were asked to create a 3 to 8-minute film about one of six sustainability topics: energy, food, transportation, waste, water, or open space/ecosystems. Out of 157 submissions, 22 jurors chose 4 first place prizes and 15 honorable mentions.

On March 2, the top winning films screened at the Gene Siskel Center in Chicago, but time was too short to screen all winning honorable mentions. This follow up event will highlight some student winners from local schools: Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest, L.J. Hauser Junior High School in Riverside, Grace Lutheran School in River Forest, York High School in Elmhurst, Maine West High School in DesPlaines, and Northwestern University.

After the films, stay to learn ways to act locally from our Action Partners: Midwest Grows Green, River Forest Sustainability Commission, Little Bits Workshop, and Deep Roots Project. Facilitator: Sue Crothers Gee, Founding Director - One Earth Film Festival Young Filmmakers Contest.

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