The mission & goal of the Sustainable-Stories.org Film Fest is to screen and award short films about sustainable solutions & lifestyles. The screenings will take place at the University of Houston - Clear Lake’s state of the art 500-seat Bayou Theater, along with a jointly-themed exhibition at the university’s art gallery. The festival will not only expose students, faculty & staff of the university to ideas and concepts of sustainability, but the whole larger Houston – Galveston community. We also want to empower filmmakers who are working on sustainability-related subjects. The films will be selected for the screenings by professionals in both the areas of filmmaking and sustainability.

The judging will be done by experts in the field of both sustainability and filmmaking.

1st, 2nd & 3rd prize in each of the categories listed, plus an honorable mention for each category. Each selected piece will get a certificate. Additional prizes to be determined soon.
The winner of each category will be screened as part of two 90-minute screenings at the Bayou Theater at the University of Houston Clear Lake on November 17 & 19 2021. The 2nd & 3rd selections as well as video art pieces, still images, virtual / augmented reality pieces and the honorable mentions will be shown as part of a gallery exhibition from Nov. 4 - Dec. 10 in the Bayou Building art gallery at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

1) Each production must be sustainability themed & relate to the category it is entered into.
2) Maximum length for each production is 7 minutes.
3) By submitting to this festival, each filmmaker grants the festival the permission to use still frames & up to 30 seconds of each film for promotional purposes on the festivals website & associated social media accounts.
4) By submitting to this festival each filmmaker ensures that he / she has all necessary rights to do so.

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  • What a worthy festival! Thank you so much for selecting our film 'A Place at the Kauri Table' and awarding it second place in its category. It was very exciting for us to be part of such a wonderful event. We loved the public reach and connection with art - our film began in an art exhibition and was returned to it with augmented pride. The festival looked very well organised and we wished we could have been there in person to enjoy it, as I know we would have. Kia kaha (stand strong) from Aotearoa New Zealand. The world needs more of what you are doing.

    November 2021
  • Alireza Khajehali

    Thank you very much for organizing this festival

    November 2021
  • Great festival focused environmental issue.
    It is honnor to participate with this showcase of which held on first year.
    Sharing the problematic with the team go to brilliant experiment as a citzen who think and want to make solve it.

    November 2021
  • Ilkka Leva

    The communication with the organizers was really smooth experience. They wanted to hear from us and admitted that they were learning to build this whole thing as an amazing festival experience. Thank you so much!

    November 2021
  • Vittorio Caratozzolo

    Wonderful hospitality, best networking and communication. We are very happy to have been guests of this Festival.

    November 2021