Sustainable Practices Film Contest 2018

Call for submissions



Sustainable Practices seeks aspiring filmmakers interested in creating a short film thematically focused on the protection of our natural environment. We want you to create a solution-based Public Service Announcement (PSA) or short film on one or more of the following six topics:

– Water

– Waste

– Food

– Transportation

– Energy

– Open Space and Ecosystems 

PSA and short film submissions should demonstrate a strong understanding of the topic, as well as, problems related to the subject. Submissions should include a community-based proposal with the goal of long-term sustainability. 

Submission length is limited to either a 30 second or 1 minute length for a PSA submission and 2-minute minimum and a 5-minute maximum for a short film submission.


The Sustainable Practices Film Contest is open to non-professional filmmakers who are residents of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Winners will be given an award and their work will be screened at multiple events and venues on the Cape. The following comprises the present recognitions that will be provided:

· A Steward, the bronze sculpture designed and created specifically for this contest.

· Screening of their film as part of the Sustainable Practices Sustainability Film Series.

· Posting of the film on the Sustainable Practices website 

Entry Rules and Entry Oath are available for download. Submissions will be accepted through midnight December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced and their PSAs shown at the Chatham Orpheum Theater on February 2, 2019.