Students in the GreenScreen program work in teams to leverage their collective production skills and environmental knowledge to create short films, which then premiere at UCSB’s Pollock Theater. The goal of the program is not only to increase awareness about the environment, but to expand the ways that these issues are represented and communicated. Students will have an opportunity to work with local environmental organizations on critical issues that affect Santa Barbara County.
GreenScreen brings together students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences to engage in environmental issues through artistic production. This involves working across disciplines, artistic genres, and developing a critical approach to environmental media production.
- 2021 GreenScreen film Fenn featured in the Santa Fe New Mexican
- GreenScreen film 10 Miles Out screens at the 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- 10 Miles Out featured in the UCSB Current
- Mother of Chernobyl wins awards at Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards 2019, Swindon International Film Festival 2020, Indie Short Fest 2019, and Russian International Horror Film Awards
- The Tipping Point participates in multiple festivals, including 25 Under 25 Film Festival
- GreenScreen films featured at the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- Emerging Filmmakers: Four films produced by UCSB students will screen at the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
- Three GreenScreen films films screen at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- GreenScreen film Saving Sasquatch recently won top prize in the Documentary Short (student) category at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2015
- GreenScreen films Where the Wonder Went and Tar Wars screen at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- GreenScreen film Catch of the Week wins 2012 student film award from Green Living Project
- GreenScreen film Dirty Little Secret wins top green student film award (July 2011)