The winners have been announced!

See the winning films and all of the finalists' films.

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Announcing the 2016 Finalists!

The Judges have selected the 2016 finalists - see the full list here.

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What Our Past Judges Say

2015 Judge Mark Ruffalo

I was pleasantly surprised by these film makers and all the ways they chose to express themselves. From very high tech pans and low light photography to making a film on an Iphone, animation, pristine editing, moving interviews and personal stories were all used to great effect. We are in the brave new world of story-telling. These young people with these message-based films are the cutting edge of a new generation of film artists.

Mark Ruffalo Academy Award Nominated Actor and Director

2016 Judge Pablo Gomez

Young people make up 20% of our state’s population. It is a large demographic with game-changing potential. See, we live in a special set of circumstances that sets us apart from previous generations: we do not have the luxury of sticking to the status quo. We cannot afford inaction. It is with this sense of urgency that we work on climate, to find long-lasting solutions and innovation in our everyday lives that can lead to a more sustainable future.

Pablo Gomez Alliance For Climate Education

#ClearTheAirFilmFest is in the air!


2016 Judges

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Louis Fox

“We make the world we live in by the stories we tell” Louis Fox is an author, strategist, puppeteer and trained filmmaker dedicated to looking at the world as it truly is, while also envisioning it as it could be.

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, (his first name pronounced ‘Shoe-Tez-Caht’)  is a 15 year old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking to crowds at

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Pablo Gomez

“Young people make up 20% of our state’s population. It is a large demographic with game-changing potential. See, we live in a special set of circumstances that sets us apart from previous generations: we do not have the luxury of

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Christopher Ndubuizu

“Young people’s involvement in media is essential for positive social change.” Christopher Ndubuizu is Breathe California’s E-Cigarette Control Advocacy Control Manager for Project E-NUFF. Project E-NUFF works to identify loopholes in the San Francisco Health Code to continue the efforts

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Carol McGruder

Manager, activist, researcher, and writer, Carol McGruder is experienced in the fields of tobacco control, transnational tobacco issues, public policy, social marketing, media advocacy, parent training, health education, and community capacity building. She is a highly respected trainer, presenter, community

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Sonia Ortega

Sonia Ortega earned her bachelor’s degree in Film & Television from UCLA. She also has a master’s degree in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. She currently works in the field of education and teaches at Mt. San Antonio College

2016 Sponsors

Heroes


Bay Area Air Quality Management DistrictFenwick & West LLP

Supporter

Core Financial Services

Executive Producer

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

Associate Producer

Sutton Financial

Production Managers

airbnbWhole Foods Market

VIP

BorrowLenses

Community Partners

Alliance for Climate EducationSF Green Film Festival

Special Thanks to

Ara Balian - Volunteer Photographer
Pablo Gomez
Jim Granato of Autonomy16 Productions
Katherine Sarafian of Pixar Animation Studios