CMG is excited to announce our selections for our Action Grant
pitch session at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Proposed projects were required to include a theme that relates to creating change in ocean health or sustainable energy and a video concept under 5 minutes with a clearly defined target audience and specific call to action. Pitched projects also include a strategic plan for measuring impact in a meaningful way. The pitch was open to filmmakers, organizations and individuals with any level of experience and any project location.
My Future is Your Future
Sally Snow and the Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute, Philippines: CMG award $10,000
This video campaign aims to empower local people and educate tourists at the heart of marine wildlife tourism in the Philippines. The call to action will be support for a soon-to-be-introduced law that regulates marine wildlife interactions.
Faith in Solar
Michelle Benham, North Carolina: CMG award $8,000
This video campaign aims to mobilize faith-based communities state-wide to express support for North Carolina House Bill 245, dubbed the Energy Freedom Act, which affects the future of sustainable energy choices in North Carolina.
Protecting the Salish Sea
Jessica Plumb & Friends of the San Juans, Washington state; CMG award $5,000
This video is part of a larger campaign by the Friends of the San Juans to protect the Salish Sea (which encompasses waterways from Seattle to Vancouver). They are working towards a new sensitive area designation which would begin to limit the shipping of fossil fuels and mitigate potential oil spills and other disasters.
Conservation Media Group distributes a limited number of Action Grants each year to catalyze the production & distribution of a short video or series of short videos with a clear and significant call to action. Find out more information about CMG Action Grants HERE.
Congratulations to the grantees and a big thank you to everyone who participated!