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Resilient Monarchs: Climate Change Film Contest & Festival

Resilient Monarchs: Climate Change Film Contest & Festival

The Old Dominion University Libraries will be hosting a two-part event this spring, including a film screening and a student film contest.

We invite current ODU undergraduate students to submit short films that deal with climate change and resilience in their lives and communities. Films may tackle any topic related to climate change, including: local efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change; public trust in climate science; campaigns to affect climate policy; personal or community efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; or the personal impacts of climate change on individuals or groups. The contest seeks films that personalize the climate crisis, showing how climate change and the fight against it affect the lives of individuals connected to ODU. Both documentary and narrative submissions will be accepted.


Film Screening

This event features a screening of the winning student contest films, along with a screening, on April 6, of Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in an Age of Climate Change.

For details, see the Film Discussion link on the left.

Student Film Contest

The Student Film Contest  & Festival will highlight ODU students' short films on various environmental topics. Entries will be judged on how well the environmental topic chosen engages, informs, and inspires. All submissions must demonstrate creativity and a strong research-supported understanding of the topics and related issues.

For details, see the Film Contest link on the left.

Important Dates

March 20, 2021:        Film contest submission deadline

April 1, 2021:            Contest winners notified.

April 6, 2021:            Community discussion of the film, Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the Age of Climate Change.
                                   Discussion will be preceded by a screening of the winning student film. 




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