Earth Film Challenge

Earth Film Challenge


Inspire, Motivate, Educate, Activate

Pattrn, The Weather Channel’s sister platform focused on our changing planet, seeks short films that aim to curate new ideas and innovative solutions to the challenge of our time: climate change, and inspire people at the grassroots level to take positive steps toward reducing our carbon footprint.

Call to Action
Submit a short film 5-8 minutes in length that addresses one or all of these issues:

  • Climate change
  • Sustainability efforts
  • People changing the world through innovative ideas

How It Works: Filmmakers have from Earth Day, April 22, 2021 to July 5, 2021 to create and submit their film. Submissions are judged for admittance into the film challenge before jury review begins. Films are initially screened and films that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the film challenge. Accepted entries will compete in the film challenge.

5 films selected by the Pattrn and AudPop jury will advance to the finals round.

From these top 5 finalist films, a jury panel made up of industry leaders will award a Grand Prize winner, a runner-up, and three additional honorable mentions.

Film submissions are evaluated based on the following judging criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Technical merit
  • Committed to the topic of climate change/sustainability

Prizes for the Winners: 

Grand Prize: $10,000

First runner-up: $3,500

3 additional honorable mentions: $1,000 each

The top films will receive exposure on The Weather Channel, the Pattrn streaming channel and may screen at environmental conferences and film festivals. We seek to activate your films.

Winners will be announced on or around August 12, 2021.

About PATTRN To those who love Earth, and all life sharing it with us. To those awestruck by its beauty, who seek to understand its mysteries, who delight in its wonders and want to experience it in all its glory. And to those who fight for its future, who want to learn more so they can do more to save, preserve and protect it.

We understand because we’re just like you.
We’re Pattrn.

Our planet is changing, right before our eyes.
Our mission is to explore, inform, engage and revel in the patterns of our amazing planet.
Come join us.

AudPop is the global video creative platform that makes it easy for video creatives and businesses to connect and work together to create videos they love. From businesses who need custom video to video creatives who want access to quality video projects, people around the world rely on the tried-and-true AudPop creative process to get great video online. Since 2013, AudPop has grown from a small, online contest platform into a global community of video creators that is now the go-to solution for entertainment content.



Jul 05, 2021 at 3:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Aug 12, 2021 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)


Grand Prize Winner: $10,000

2nd Place Winner: $3,500

3 Honorable Mentions: $1,000



Event Expiration Date: July 5, 2021

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