Film Festival


How to participate:

  • Submit your own Green Ninja inspired film by May 11th, 2018 at 11:59pm.
  • Date/Time/Location: (TBA)
  • The event is FREE and open to students, teachers, family, and friends.

Film Rules and Regulations:

  • The film must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes long.
  • The film does not need to include a Green Ninja character, but should include a theme related to the field of climate science and climate solutions.
  • The film must be submitted electronically by May 11th, 2018 by each student group.
  • Each submission must include the following files:
    1. The final film
    2. Digital portfolio (download the template here)
  • Videos should make appropriate use of copyright-protected material. To avoid infringing, refer to the Youtube Copyright Center and the 4 Factors of Fair Use. 

Film Nomination and Awards:

Based on the film and completed application, the GNFF panel of judges will nominate a selection of finalists for screening at the event. Each winning team will receive an award certificate. Please send us all films, we love to view them! If you hold a mini film festival in your class and determine the top 25% of films you could also denote these somehow as ‘finalists’ within your class but this is not required.

How to submit your film:

  • With your teacher’s guidance, develop a film no more than 3 minutes long showcasing climate solutions.
  • Submission will be made through Green Ninja’s website. Website link will be open on May 10th (
  • Student groups will submit films electronically.
  • Films must be submitted by May 11th at 11:59pm
  • Judges select films for screening and festival awards.
  • Certificates will be awarded. Check back for winner updates to share with teachers, family, and friends.


The Green Ninja Film Festival will award a selection of prizes based on science, humor, and story.


Please contact us at if you have any further questions.

Topic Ideas:

Below is a list of 12 actions students could take to help reduce climate change.  Any of these could be a good subject for a Green Ninja-themed film. The goal of the film should be a compelling story, so focusing on a single subject in a creative way may prove more effective than trying to include many different actions. Regarding the key elements of telling a story, look at this guide here and here.

  • Start a compost pile
  • Move around smartly
  • Choose a local vacation
  • Enjoy climate friendly foods
  • Control your home climate
  • Learn to cook
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Dry clothes on line
  • Control your lights
  • Reduce power vampires
  • Shop smarter
  • Conserve hot water

For more ideas on possible topics, take a look at this mind map.

Need help creating or sending in your video?:

If you are using an iPad, here’s an easy tutorial explaining how to record, edit, and upload your video: (PDF / Word)

Educators can click here for Green Ninja’s Teacher Film Resources


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