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The mission & goal of the Sustainable-Stories.org Film Fest is to screen and award short films about sustainable solutions & lifestyles. The screenings take place at the University of Houston’s state of the art 500-seat Bayou Theater, along with a jointly-themed exhibition at the university’s art gallery. The festival will not only expose students, faculty & staff of the university to ideas and concepts of sustainability, but the whole larger Houston – Galveston community. We also want to empower filmmakers who are working on sustainability-related subjects. The films are selected for the screenings by professionals in both the areas of filmmaking and sustainability. 

Short films up to 7 minutes from around the world are accepted in the following categories: 
General Areas (open to filmmakers form around the world)
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Water Usage
  • Sustainable Energy Usage
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Gardening
  • Social Sustainability & Social Justice
  • Resilience
  • Animated films
  • Virtual / 360 video & Augmented Reality Productions
  • Extremely Short films (up to 2 minutes)
  • Experimental Films
The following categories have a Local / Educational focus:
  • Special Local Focus: Greater Houston - Galveston Area
  • Special Local Educational Focus 1:High & Middle Schools, Greater Houston - Galveston Area
  • Special Local Educational Focus 2: Colleges & Universities, Greater Houston - Galveston - College Station Area
  • Special Local Educational Focus 3: Still Image or Still Image Series: Colleges & Universities, Greater Houston - Galveston Area
  • Special Local Educational Focus 4: Virtual / 360 video & Augmented Reality Student Productions, Greater Houston - Galveston - College Station Area 
  • Special Local Educational Focus 5: Animated / Experimental Student Productions Greater Houston - Galveston - College Station Area  
  • Special Local Educational Focus 6: Videos / Animations & Still images / Graphic Design from UHCL

 

Official Selection & Live Public Screening at the UHCL Bayou Theater

The judges will choose the films that are part of the official selection. (First Price, second price & runners up) Each film part of the official selection will be featured on the sustainable-stories website and will be screened at the UHCL Art gallery from November 4 through December 10.

The winner of each section will be screened live in a the Bayou Theater at UHCL on November 17 & 19 2021

The Selection Jury
Each film will be watched and selected by experts in the field, members to be determined

Thank You to Our Partners!

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