Storytelling is the oldest yet most effective form of communication.
Through digital storytelling, Nudge by Mirvac Sustainable Film Competition aims to empower people to educate others about sustainability. Joining the initiative is Cool Australia, a non-profit organisation that provides school resources to educate young Australians for a sustainable future.
Nudge is seeking entries that focus on this year’s competition theme, Reimagining Resources. Films should be up to three minutes long and must include at least one of four elements – waste, water, energy and materials – in any genre, be it animation, drama, comedy, musical or dance.
Films can be submitted into the Open category for all ages, or Students under 18 from 1 April 2016 until 1 November 2016. Those that meet the competition criteria will be displayed on a dedicated YouTube channel. A film review committee will select a shortlist of five films from each of the two categories for consideration by the Judging Panel. Judges include social entrepreneur and Do Something founder Jon Dee; Cool Australia founder and CEO Jason Kimberley; and Mirvac Group General Manager Sustainability, Paul Edwards.
The judges will be looking for quality productions that have emotional power and resonance. They can be courageous and audacious, cutting edge or cuttingly funny but ultimately the judging panel is looking for creative efforts that will inspire change and help us to fulfil our goal to educate 1 million people about sustainability by 2020.