Close up on Climate: Youth film challenge

Photo 1. Credit Into Film

Climate change could affect so many of the things we love – from our families, to our food, to our future. But often the conversations about it seem remote and technical, and it’s hard to really get people engaged.
We know that young people care about climate change. And we know they have the imagination and enthusiasm to inspire others. So the we’re asking them to harness that creative energy and make short films about what climate change means to them to share with their friends, families, communities and elected representatives.
The most inspiring and creative films will be featured in Climate Coalition public campaign in 2015, and showcased to a specially selected audience at an event later this year.
To find out more, visit the Close Up On Climate website, where there are instructions and resources for young people, teachers and youth leaders on how to get involved.

+ Huddersfield competition + prizes
Entrants from within the Kirklees area are encouraged to also submit films to Huddersfield Friends of the Earth competition running alongside the Climate Coalition Youth film challenge. Huddersfield Friends of the Earth is offering cool eco prizes for winning local entrants in each age category and the chance to be shown at the Huddersfield Planet Festival in September 2015 and other local eco events.

To enter
Entries needed by Friday 24th July 2015*
Submit your film to Climate Coalition here

To also enter the Huddersfield Friends of the Earth competition:
Please email with:

• Name of your film
• Link to your film on Vimeo (e.g. http:/…/)
• Full names of the film makers
• Age category

  •  5-7
  • 8-11
  • 12-15
  • 16-18

• Name of the children’s school or youth group (if applicable)
• Teacher’s or responsible adult’s name
• Teacher’s or responsible adult’s email address
• Teacher’s or responsible adult’s phone number
• Contact address (school/group/parent/individual)

Please note: terms & conditions for the Close-Up challenge apply to the Huddersfield Friends of the Earth competition. In addition shortlisted films entered in the Huddersfield FoE competition may also be shown at the Huddersfield Planet Festival Saturday 5th September 2015 and at other local eco events.

* Entries to the Huddersfield Friends of the Earth competition (only) can be submitted up to 24th August 2015 (to allow time for making films over the school holidays).

Important: you can use the name of your school/youth group and town in your film, film description, title or credits – but do not use the names of the children or young people.


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