Metro invites filmmakers of all ages and skill levels to participate in the Let’s Talk Trash film contest. The film contest will bring stories to life that showcase the role trash plays in our everyday lives and some ideas for what we can do with garbage in the future.
Finalists will have the opportunity to premiere their films at the Let’s Talk Trash Film Gala, Monday, Nov. 10 at the 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival presented by the Northwest Film Center. A first place winner will be selected by audience choice and awarded a prize of $500.
Let’s Talk Trash is a fun series of events designed to engage the public in long-term discussions about where our garbage goes and how the region can best manage its garbage in the future.
Film submissions must be no more than 10 minutes in length and focused on trash, but filmmakers are encouraged to be creative in their approach to the subject.
Possible themes include:
- The history and/or future of garbage. Where does garbage go once it leaves the curb? Where should it go?
- What becomes of garbage? What does it or could it turn into?
- How can or could technology affect garbage?
- What does garbage do for us? Or what could it do?
More information, including contest rules and a submission form, can be found at www.oregonmetro.gov/filmcontest. Films must be submitted no later than 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Film Contest Gala Event, at which finalist films will be shown and a winner chosen by the audience, will be held on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum.