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Youth Climate Film Project

We are delighted to be celebrating climate change films produced by young people as part of the Youth Climate Film Project, an initiative delivered by us and funded by Screen Scotland.

Young people in Scotland and across the world have played a significant role in highlighting the climate emergency and in pushing for action. But not all young people understand the way that climate change will shape their future and many of Scotland’s young people have no voice in what is probably the single biggest challenge that their generation will face.

That's why we are delighted to partner with Screen Scotland through the Youth Climate Film Project (YCFP). The YCFP is an initiative delivered by Keep Scotland Beautiful with funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery through Screen Scotland.

The YCFP has involved free film-making training for 83 youth workers so they could support young people across the country to create and show 90 second films that explore the climate emergency from a young person’s perspective. Two experienced film educators provided the online film-making training using simple and accessible smartphone and tablet technology.

The films produced are being screened online locally by the young people and youth groups to stimulate discussion about climate change. In addition we are delighted to showcase the films below and celebrate them social media activity using the hashtag #YouthClimateFilmProject. The films are also featured in the Take One Action Film Directory

At the 1.5c Youth Climate Film Awards on the evening of 30 April all of the films were commended for sharing their views on climate change, and thanks to a generous donation from Sennheiser we were proud to award a Sennheiser microphone to each youth group involved. In recognition of exceptional elements in six of the films, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Screen Scotland and Take One Action awarded six Special Commendations. The young people involved in producing these films were awarded a £100 voucher for film equipment from Screen Scotland.

Watch the films below.

 

Our Hopes for Our Future

Special Commendation for facilitating an intergenerational dialogue on the climate emergency.

Young people from the youth section of Time For Change Argyll and Bute explore how climate change will impact the future of their community by asking their family, friends and neighbours to speak about their hopes.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for the Future' category.

 

Time for Change 

Special Commendation for outstanding animation and music

Young people from Everything Electronics Youth Club use animation and music to highlight the challenges of climate change and actions we can take to secure a positive future.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Climate Justice' category.

 

Tin-Kind: A Consumption Awareness Film

Special Commendation for an innovative approach, the nod to cinema history and cinematographic quality.

Young people from Carsaig Films explore what happens when waste is discarded carelessly - it can remain unchanged and observing long after we are gone.

This film was produced as part ofthe Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

 

Fast Fashion Fiasco

Special Commendation for a clear call to action, and for being made entirely from home.

A young person from West of Scotland Regional Equality Council investigates the impact of fast fashion on our planet and presents ways to make a positive difference.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

Save the mussels!

Special Commendation for gentle humour and animated spirit.

Young people from Cromar Future Group help a googly eyed mussel shell share impacts of climate change and positive actions we can take.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

3 Climate Actions

Special Commendation for focus on young people's sense of agency and accessibility through the use of multi-lingual captions.

Young people from Isaro Community Initiative share three actions we can take to help keep global warming within 1.5c and tackle climate change.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

 

When should we plant trees?

Pupils from Galston Primary School explore the importance of trees to our future and encourage more people to get involved.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for the Future' category.

 

Follow the Green Brick Road

Young people from Citadel Youth Centre focus on travel improvements in their call for more action on climate change from world leaders, and ask all of us to think about how we could make changes for the better.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Climate Justice' category.

 

Act Now

Young people from Cowall Youth Forum call for us to act now and highlight actions we can take to help tackle climate change and its impact on our planet.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for the Future' category.

 

Food Waste

A young person from SCOREscotland reveals the scale of food waste and highlights the value of food sharing.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

Climate Justice? We need otters!

Young people from West of Scotland Regional Equality Council demonstrate why we need otters as part of our climate action efforts and how we can support their survival.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Climate Justice' category.

 

 

Dear World Leaders

Young people from North Lanarkshire Youth Climate Ambassadors address a series of climate action requests to world leaders.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project (YCFP) and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for Future' category.

 

Cycling for a Happier World

Young people from 1st Pencaitland Guides highlight the benefits of travel by bike to people and plane, support required and ask us to pledge to cycle more.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project (YCFP) and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

This is just the beginning

A young person from Firefly Arts encourages us to make changes that will lead to a healthier planet and healthier lifestyles before it's too late.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for Future' category.

 

Time Traveller

Young people from 1st Pencaitland Guides take us 200 years into the future and look back on how we managed to tackle climate change.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Climate Justice' category.

 

Climate Justice

Young people from SCOREScotland highlight inequalities in our world and call for action from all of us.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Climate Justice' category.

 

The Lockdown Duology: Has Lockdown been Beneficial to the Environment?

Young people from West of Scotland Regional Equality Council investigate the impact of working from home in tackling carbon emissions as well as Covid-19.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for Future' category.

 

Climate change - Recycling

A young person from SCOREScotland shares their views on why we need to reduce, re-use and recycle with relation to climate change.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

Fast Fashion

Young people from 1st Pencaitland Guides highlight the impact of fast fashion on our climate and environment and suggest when it comes to clothes we buy less, choose well and make them last.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

Reducing disposable plastic packaging by making a selfcare product

A young person from SCOREScotland explains how they are reducing disposable plastic packaging by making up a product themselves.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Vision for Future' category.

 

Fast Fashion Dining

Young people from ReMode Youth creatively demonstrate the impact of dining out on fast fashion.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

Keep Cool Keep the Planet Cool

Young people from Firefly Arts showcase sustainable alternatives to fast fashion.

This film was produced as part of the Youth Climate Film Project and submitted as an entry to the 'Consumption' category.

 

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