Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
BLOCK 3: YOUTH BLOCK – Plastic is Forever + Other Shorts
SAVING MY TOMORROW
AMY SCHATZ | USA | 30 MIN
Kids from around the world take on our biggest environmental challenges -- from endangered animals and pollution to climate change. Behind the scenes at the American Museum of Natural History, scientists talk with kids about how organisms are affected by a changing earth. A lyrical mix of science, music, and stories of plants and animals in danger, this film –- narrated in part by Tina Fey and Liam Neeson -- celebrates the natural world and is a call from kids to all of us to help take care of the planet and everything on it.
ISAAC KERLOW | SINGAPORE | 5 MIN
The latest striking short from animator Isaac Kerlow combines colorful digital techniques with traditional filmmaking to beautifully illustrate a story about our rapidly changing Planet Earth.
WHEN WE’RE GONE
JAYSEN GIROUX, MEILANI NELSON, NAOMI RUBON, CAI NOEL| US-MAUI | 3 MIN
Created with a $100 budget by four middle school students in the Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club on Maui, this sweet musical remake of “The Cup Song” (by Anna Kendrick from the film Pitch Perfect) highlights threats to Hawaii’s endangered species as they “vanish” beneath the kids’ cups.
LINDA BOOKER | USA | 32 MIN
Used once and tossed, billions of plastic straws wind up in landfills and streets, eventually finding their way into our oceans, where they harm sea turtles and other marine life. Actor/Director Tim Robbins narrates this inspiring story of how it’s possible to make a sea of change, one straw at a time.
SNOBAR AVANI AND PETER HAUSNER | DENMARK | 6 MIN
In this wise and funny animated short from Denmark, three little friends -- Blue, Yellow, and Green -- find their friendship threatened by greed and competition as they search for a place to settle down. Will they destroy their natural resources before they learn that happiness sometimes is right in front of you?
PLASTIC IS FOREVER
DYLAN D’HAEZE | USA | 19 MIN
Thirteen-year-old first-time filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze takes viewers on a journey to learn about plastic pollution and how it affects our planet. His inspiring goal is to show kids they are not powerless and that their daily actions affect our future.
Post-Screening Discussion with filmmaker Dylan D’Haeze, moderated by screenwriter Brian Wade.
PHILADELPHIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Our Planet, Our Future
April 21-23, 2017
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The inaugural Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival will showcase dozens of entertaining and powerful new international and regional shorts and features that celebrate natural beauty and raise awareness about our impact on the earth. Come out and be inspired, vote for your favorite films, and participate in evening Q&A with the filmmakers.
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