Now Accepting Action Grant Submissions

Our Action Grants program is currently open for applications for up to $10,000 in awards.  Organizations or individuals who have projects & campaigns that use video to create measurable impact in healthy oceans or renewable energy solutions are encouraged to apply. Key components of the CMG Action Grant are 1) measurable impact - we love good videos that raise awareness but we only support projects that bring about real change on the ground; and 2) healthy oceans or renewable energy solutions - only projects that focus on impact in these two critical areas will be considered for an Action Grant. 

CMG Awards $100,000 For New Feature Film: Disobedience

CMG has awarded $100,000 from the newly established Feature Focus Fund to award-winning director Kelly Nyks of PF Pictures for the production and distribution of his upcoming documentary feature film, Disobedience.

Filmmaker-In-Residence Applications Now Open

CMG is pleased to announce applications for our Filmmaker-In-Residence (FIR) program! FIRs will receive funding to complete work from start to finish on a video-based project with a focus on ocean health or renewable energy solutions (or both!). Funding amounts will range from $5,000-$15,000 per resident.

The Plastic Vagabond Film & Campaign Launched

CMG is proud to announce that CMG Action Grantees Noé Sardet and Tierney Thys, and filmmakers Sharif Mirshak and Christian Sardet, have released their short film The Plastic Vagabond.  The film, narrated in both English and in French, educates viewers on plastics as a major contributor to ocean pollution, and suggests a solution on what to do with the plastic found in our oceans. 

Catching the Sun hits theatres in April 2016!
CMG Action Grantee Shalini Kantayya's feature film Catching the Sun will be making it's nationwide debut this April, 2016! The award-winning film follows the lives of previously unemployed workers getting acclimated with jobs in the solar industry and shows how clean energy solutions, in particular solar energy, is accessible, affordable - and necessary.
Initial impact results from our 2015 Blue Initiative Grant

CMG is pleased share initial impact results from our 2015 Blue Initiative Grantee. Last year, the Mediterranean Conservation Society (AKD) and its innovative founder Zafer Kizilkaya launched a community campaign to promote the catch & consumption of more than five different species of invasive fish in Turkey's Gokova Bay.

Hurricane Island Foundation Releases Second Video

CMG Action Grantee Hurricane Island Foundation has released their second video of their three part video campaign, Off-shore, Off-line, Off-the-grid.  The campaign series encourages students, teachers, and community members to visit and experience Hurricane Island.