Vote for Green Shorts

Winner of Eco-Film Fest’s Online Voting Will Play on Earth Day

On Friday, April 6, a nearly sold out crowd gathered at the Lobero Theatre to watch 35 two-minute films as part of the fourth annual Green Shorts Film Festival, one of the many community events leading up to next weekend’s Earth Day celebration (Apr. 21-22).

Winners for various categories were announced that night, but the voting isn’t over: Of the following films, the one with the most “Likes” on Facebook will also have the honor of being screened during Earth Day at Alameda Park. So check them out, and then go to here to vote for your favorite.

- Salad She Rides, by Jeff Riegal, 1st Place and Viewer’s Choice Award

- Ride, by Chris Yasco, 2nd Place

RIDE from Yasko on Vimeo.

- When We Commute, by Meghan Field, 3rd Place and Traffic Solutions Award

- Respect Our Earth, by James Solum

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