SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, April 18 - 7 pm - Screening & Awards Ceremony
|Middle School Entry - Solar Man|
The Media Center is pleased to announce the finalists in the 8th annual Greenlight Film Festival contest. The festival is open to all ages but has categories targeted specifically to middle schoolers and high schoolers. The purpose of the festival (conceived by former Mayor and Media Center advisor the late Jim Burch) is to explore environmental citizenship and show how individual actions can reduce our environmental impact.
"This year we had a particularly strong pool of entries," says Katherine Saviskas, the Youth Education Coordinator for the Media Center, who is one of the chief organizers of this year's event. "Our community is incredibly proud of the critical thinking and artistic talent reflected in the films submitted. The Award Ceremony will be one inspiring event!"
This festival is sponsored by the Media Center, the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online plus the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and San Jose.
A panel comprised of environmental and film and video industry professionals as well as local students judged this year's 66 entries. The finalists will be screened and prizes award to the winners at the Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Cubberley Theater, 4400 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto at 7 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The free event will be hosted by the Media Center's Louise Pencavel and former Palo Alto Mayor and environmental activist Peter Drekmeier.
|Open Category Entry - Two Worlds|
Staging and décor at the event will feature innovative art exhibits by San Francisco?s famed reuse designer Tuan Tran. Ms. Pencavel and Mr. Drekmeier will model Tran?s spectacular couture fashions woven from used telephone wire and secondhand clothing shreds. Tuan Tran will also act as moderator for an eco-fashion show as part of the evening's entertainment.
Two fashion design classes are participating in the fashion portion of the evening:
Palo Alto Art Center ? Art and Fashion Instructor Paulina Shapona: Theme of her presentation will be ?Victorian inspired? eco hats made from a variety of products such as coffee filters, twigs, plastic and lace. Seventeen students, ages 7-14 years, will model their hat designs.
|Designer Tuan Tran and some of his eco- fashions|
Community School of Music and Arts ? Fashion Designer and Instructor Junghun Yu: Eco inspired fashions using fabrics and repurposed clothing. Eight students, ages 11-13 years, will be modeling their clothing designs.
Fashion resources were contributed by: Peninsula Arts Council, Fiber Arts and UsAgain.
The event will be simulcast live on Comcast Channel 28 and on AT&T u-Verse Channel 99. The program may also be watched streaming on the Media Center's website: midpenmedia.org/stream. The Awards Ceremony as well as all Greenlight entries will be cablecast on Channel 28 starting Sunday, April 21 at 4 pm, and will replay through the rest of the month of April and through the month of May.
The producers and finalists in each category are:
Lucas Forgy, Ethan Onyett, Braydon Ross & Sam Sayer for The Adventures of Solarman
Nithin Kumar for Chase for Green
Colin Liversidge for Green Noir
Johannes Neubrand & Eric Roeck for save.
Alix Westgaard & Quinn Westgaard for We Must Stand Together
Nate Becker for Pretty Mama
Jack Brook for Eco-Man
Jean Chen for Dreamer
Chris Rubin's Period 3 Class (Menlo-Atherton High School) for Shop Local
Lauren Salinero for The Lands of Forrest Linebarger
Open Category (any age)
Alexandra Dillinger for We Want to Make A Difference
Susannah Jackson, Ina Spreen & Grade 3 (German Int'l School Silicon Valley) for The T-Shirt Idea
Michelle Marchon for The Two Worlds
Gabriel Moch, Henrik Delfs & Sebastia Velayos for Trash Cleaner for the Environment
Max, Emilia, and Liliana Rossman for Eating Local
If you can't make it to the event or watch it live -- you can see the awards and all 66 entries after the event:
Comcast Channel 28, AT&T u-verse 99, midpenmedia.org/stream
Sunday, April 21, April 28th
Awards Program Replay 4:00 pm
All Middle School Entries 6:00 pm
All High School Entries 8:00 pm
All Open Entries 9:00 pm
All Finalists 10:00 pm
Monday, April 22, April 29th
Awards Program Replay 10:00 pm
Tuesday, April 23, April 30
All Middle School Entries 9:30 am
All High School Entries 4:00 pm
All Open Entries 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 24, May 1
Awards Program Replay 12:00 am, 4:00 pm
All Open Entries 2:00 am, 9:30 am, 6:00 pm
All High School Entries 3:00 am, 10:30 am, 7:00 pm
All Middle School Entries 4:00 am, 11:30 am, 8:00 pm
All Finalists 10:00 pm
Thursday, April 25, May 2
All Middle School Entries 8:00 pm
All High School Entries 10:00 pm
All Open Entries 11:00 pm
Friday, April 26, May 3
Awards Program Replay 6:30 pm
All Middle School Entries 8:30 pm
All High School Entries 10:30 pm
All Open Entries 11:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, May 4
Awards Program Replay 7:30 am, 9:00 pm
All Open Entries 2:00 am, 9:30 am, 4:00 pm
All High School Entries 3:00 am, 10:30 am, 5:00 pm
All Middle School Entries 4:00 am, 11:30 am, 6:00 pm
All Finalists 8:00 pm
Additional playback times will be available at the following link: http://midpenmedia.org/program; Enter ?Greenlight? into the search box.