Three films created by students in the 2015 GreenScreen course have been selected for screening at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! They will play as part of the section Santa Barbara Short Docs #2.



Friday February 12, 2016 – 4:30 PM – Lobero

Saturday February 13, 2016 – 8:40 PM – Metro 3



In times where the environmental impacts of our modern lifestyle are evident, two UC Santa Barbara graduate students show us an alternative way to live. ANCHORED presents the life of Rodrigo and Miguel, who live on a small 30-foot sailboat in front of the UCSB campus. From paddling to school every day instead of driving a car to using only their solar panels for energy, this documentary shows that our lifestyle choices might be crucial to solving today's environmental challenges. From a unique perspective, this production is a call to action for everyone, living anchored or not. 

Students Involved: Rodrigo Oyanedel, Amelie Litwin, Echo Guo, Derek Isa, Hailey Ruffner.


Saving Sasquatch

Science estimates that roughly 200 species go extinct each day–but what about the species that science hasn't found yet? Meet the researchers working to bring exposure to the environmental threats facing one of North America's most enduring legends: Bigfoot. SAVING SASQUATCH presents a portrait of a handful of researchers vying to protect the forest on behalf of Bigfoot, proving that environmental messages can be found in the most unexpected places. 

Students Involved: Justin Minor, Ted Horning, Yoshiki Anno, Alberto Lopez, Edgar Vega, Elyssa Gershman.


Go Glean

GO GLEAN is a documentary short exploring the hidden waste of the agricultural industry and a current movement attempting to eradicate this problem, gleaning, the practice of harvesting leftover produce left in the field by the grower due to issues related to aesthetics and quality of the crop. One hundred billion pounds of produce are annually tilled back into the soil due to overplanting, a practice that stems from the push for economic efficiency in our current agricultural process. Looking specifically at the gleaning programs on the Central Coast of California, San Luis Obispo's "GleanSLO" and Santa Barbara's "Backyard Bounty," GO GLEAN hopes to spread an awareness about the overlooked issue of food waste, the processes that go into the wasteful decisions of what makes it to market, and how volunteers and growers can help to alleviate this societal problem. 

Students Involved: Brendan Byrne, Shaina Goel, Steve Guzman, Carter Hiyama.