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Planet911 Film Challenge


1-2 hours


GLOBAL & VIRTUAL -- self generated or class generated entries.


Fall Challenge takes place from September through December, and our spring challenge typically begins in late February and wraps up by Earth Day in April.


Younger entrees will require some adult help, while older students and early college age entries can be largely independent. Check out the Planet911 Film Challenge Toolkit for help and guidance for all. 


Your film entry has the potential to be viewed globally and to make an immediate positive impact for change and awareness regarding climate issues. The fall challenge is specifically geared to catch the attention of community/national leaders.


Planet911 is an international call to action to youth across the world using film, arts, music and media, as a way to protect the future of our planet.
By empowering our youth and creating a strong coalition of organizations and individuals, we can make dramatic reductions in our carbon footprint and change the current direction of climate change.


Thank you for answering the call!
The Fall 2020 Planet911 Challenge presented by EarthxYouth and Creative Visions opens for submissions on September 7, 2020.
Tell your story, share your ideas, compete for $12,000 in cash prizes and help showcase an environmental justice solution or ask your elected officials how they will protect our planet. Films must adhere to topic and be 50 seconds or less to qualify.
The top 25 films will be screened and winners will be announced in an awards ceremony on EarthxTV between December 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021 and/or they will play in a theatre at an in person EarthX festival around EarthDay 2021. All winners will be notified.
New this year! Several matching impact grants may be awarded to organizations highlighted in a film. Finalists will have the opportunity to apply for the Planet911/EarthxYouth 2021 Fellowship program. Click here for details about this and other prizes. (Link to Prizes and Awards)
Challenge opens for submissions Monday, September 7, 2020
Earlybird Deadline - Thursday, October 1, 2020 
Deadline for Topic 1 - Thursday, October 15, 2020
Deadline for Topic 2 - Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Peoples Choice Awards voting starts on Thursday, October 15
The sooner you enter, the more time your film has to be noticed on social media. The film with the most votes on the Planet911 platform and the top 25 filmmakers will be eligible to win cash and in-kind prizes.


This is mostly up to the participant--however, a movie making recording device or app on phone or otherwise will be required.


Open to following ages: 

10-12 years of age

13-17 years of age

18-22 years of age



Visit for challenge rules and guidelines.


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
  1. Visit Planet911 website/Film challenge 
  2. Review the topics eligible for the fall challenge.
  3. Use the toolkit to help organize and plan your film entry. 
  4. Remember that all entries must be no longer than 50 seconds in length. 
  5. Submit your entry here.
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