Finance and Administration Cabinet
Deadline for Voting on Green Team Videos One Week Away
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Award winning filmmaker Gill Holland is urging people to vote on their favorite entries in the commonwealth’s first annual Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival! Holland has won awards for his films focusing on environmental topics, and now has created a film for the Green Team Online Film Festival illustrating the details of the contest.
By going to www.youtube.com/greenteamky, you can view Holland’s film and find out how to vote on the videos in three categories:
(1) A 30-second public service announcement that encourages Kentuckians to reduce their energy consumption;
(2) a short film of 10 minutes or less that highlights environmentally friendly, energy-saving actions that anyone can and should perform; and
(3) a short film of 10 minutes or less that presents an invention, new device or new idea that would help reduce energy consumption in Kentucky.
Individuals have until March 15, 2009 to cast their votes. Nearly 5000 votes have been cast so far.
Holland is an award winning film director and producer of over 40 films including “Flow,” which last December was invited to screen at the United Nations as part of the 60th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.
Anyone with access to the Internet can vote. The top 10 films in each category will be sent to the panel of celebrity judges, who will then pick the overall winners. Winners will be announced on Earth Day 2009, the first anniversary of First Lady Jane Beshear’s launch of the Green Team initiative. Only one vote per e-mail address is allowed.
The Online Film Festival is a new initiative of the First Lady’s Green Team designed to inspire, teach and encourage individuals to take steps to improve our environment. Mrs. Beshear, along with Ashley Judd, launched the first annual Green Team Kentucky Online Film Festival using the same technology that hundreds of Kentuckians used to enter the competition—a YouTube video, broadcast over the Internet.
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