The Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Fourth Annual Recycling Film Festival will be held on July 25 in conjunction with PROP’s 2011 Annual Recycling Conference in Erie, Pa. Entries must be received by July 11.
PROP reports the first entry to the “FilmFest” has been received. Hempfield Area High School, Westmoreland County, has submitted “Spartan Nation Takes a Stand,” a two-minute inspirational production designed to encourage participation in the school’s single stream recycling program.
PROP is soliciting entries from other schools, colleges and universities, municipalities, counties, municipalities, waste and recycling authorities, others in the recycling industry, or individuals to submit similar, short video productions on any recycling or waste reduction topic.
FilmFest attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite video. The top contender will receive a cash prize.
In 2010, the animation “Don’t Kill Polar Bears – Recycle,” submitted by The University of Oregon, won first place honors. The Philadelphia Streets Department’s suite of videos titled “Unlitter Us,” placed second, and Weisenbach Recycled Products animated video “Caps Can Do,” garnered third. These top contenders received recycled content plaques honoring their achievements.
If you are interested in participating or publicizing the 2011 PROP FilmFest, please keep the following in mind: All entries must be submitted in DVD format, by July 11 to: Amy Schirf,
Chair, PROP Education Committee, Centre County Solid Waste Authority, 253 Transfer Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Entries in other formats, electronic files or web links cannot be accepted. Entries received after July 11, will not be accepted for the 2011 FilmFest. PROP retains the right to screen all entries for inclusion in the FilmFest. DVDs entered into the contest will not be returned.
You can read more about the PROP Recycling FilmFest in Jill Brubaker Reigh’s September 2010 Resource Recycling article, “Finding Reel Inspiration.”