FILM: ‘Oops!’ – directed by Travis Darcy — named Grand Prize Winner of San Francisco International Film Festival GreenWorld Contest

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Photos by John Han
Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

From the San Francisco Film Society

The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) today announced that oops!, directed by Travis Darcy is the Grand Prize winner of the SFIFF50 GreenWorld Contest, an online competition for short films focused on the necessary conversations, changes, risks, leadership, and vision needed to make the world truly sustainable, created by Jumpcut, a Yahoo! company.

The Grand Prize winner—selected by Frances Beinecke, president, National Resources Defense Council, Ian Bricke, director, acquisitions and programming, Sundance Channel and Chris Paine, director, Who Killed the Electric Car?—and the online audience favorite, oops! again, were announced at the SFIFF50 Golden Gate Awards Ceremony by actor (The New World) and environmental advocate Q’orianka Kilcher. Darcy received a $1,000 cash award, round-trip domestic travel to San Francisco and a two-night stay at the Orchard Garden Hotel, San Francisco’s newest “green” hotel. NativeEnergy is providing carbon offsets for all emissions related to the winner’s air travel and accommodation.

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Michael Jacobs, film maker “Audience of One” enjoys pre-awards gala prior to Grand Prize Winner announcement Wednesday night

Oops!, as well as the runner up, Plant Trees, directed by Sharif Ezzat, and the other finalists—A Green Future Awaits If You So Choose, directed by Kyle Crawford; A Thought Undelivered, directed by Travis Graalman; Aboard the Same Ship, directed by Rex Floodstream; Driving Me Crazy, directed by Afsoon Razavi; Flower, directed by Stokes MacIntyre; Save the Planet, directed by Elani Chan & Kristin Wong; and Sid the Lid Meets Tumbleweed, directed by Cheryl Lohrmann—all screened at the Halou, Tarentel and the GreenWorld performance and celebration at Mighty and can be viewed at jumpcut.com.

Environmental advocates supporting the GreenWorld Contest—producer Lawrence Bender (The 18Seconds Movement), actors Frances Fisher (Environmental Media Association), Shalom Harlow (ForestEthics), Q’orianka Kilcher (Amazon Watch), Isabella Rossellini (Wildlife Conservation Network) and Aisha Tyler (Trust for Public Land), and activist Julia Butterfly Hill (Circle of Life)—provided personal statements to inspire and guide contest entrants, which may be viewed at sffs.org or jumpcut.com.

Community Partners: 18seconds.org, Amazon Watch, ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers), Circle of Life, Drive Around the World, Environmental Media Association, ForestEthics, National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), The Trust for Public Land, Wildlife Conservation Network.

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Dorianka Kilcher, actress “The New World” (center) Pam McCann, Actress, Producer (right) Michelle Allen, actess “Used”, “Go Together”, “Presque Isle” directed by Rob Nilsson

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Les Blank, co-producer, co-director “All In This Tea”

Sponsors: Yahoo! Video, Jumpcut, Heart of Green, NativeEnergy, Sundance Channel, Green Zebra, Sillapere, Orchard Garden Hotel, Creative Axis International and zipcar.

Photos by John Han
Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

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