Winning filmmakers Ana Little-Sana and Mia Rollins from E3 Civic High School took home the grand prize for their film How to Reuse Greywater, which features great cinematography and includes three simple tips on how to waste no water at home. Second place went to a team from Southwestern College.
Third place went to Bobby Gregory and Tierra Delvey from San Diego High School for their film “Save the Drain” which emphasizes one easy way to save water when taking a bath or shower.
Other finalists from San Diego Unified schools
- Madison High: Water Conservation, Donte Grady, Jake Huckabone, Melanie Setterbrg and Elijah Varela.
- Pt. Loma High: Water is as Sweet as Candy, Brian Lithicum and Declan Robinson; Wasteland, Black Brubaker and Devon Knox; The Breakup, Kimberly Cole and Louise Johansen; Water Ninjas, Luis De La Torre and Airiana Perez.
- San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts: Waste No Water, Kyle Punzalan.
- Scripps Ranch High: Waste No Water, Viraj Mandania, Kyle Mullin, Matt Rudick and Brandon Vu.
The short films had their debuts at a May 21 event at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's IMAX Theater in Balboa Park. San Diego City Council Member Marti Emerald hosted the event and praised the filmmakers.
“Our talented local youth are using their creativity in film to draw attention to the serious drought our city and state are in” said Emerald. “It is so great to see these students using their talent and imagination toward conserving one of our most precious resources. This year’s record 84 entries prove that the message to Waste No Water is being passed down to the next generation and that San Diegans have embraced as a way of life.”
All the videos are online.
Additional information about the film contest and the event details are available online at www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation. To request information about the contest or obtain copies of the finalists’ entries, please contact Destree Lazo Bascos at (619) 232-2112, ext. 108 or at Destree@collaborativeservices.biz.