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Inspire, Motivate, Educate, Activate

Pattrn, The Weather Channel’s sister platform focused on our changing planet, seeks short films that aim to curate new ideas and innovative solutions to the challenge of our time: climate change, and inspire people at the grassroots level to take positive steps toward reducing our carbon footprint.

Call to Action
Submit a short film 5-8 minutes in length that addresses one or all of these issues:

  • Climate change
  • Sustainability efforts
  • People changing the world through innovative ideas

How It Works: Filmmakers have from Earth Day, April 22, 2021 to July 5, 2021 to create and submit their film. Submissions are judged for admittance into the film challenge before jury review begins. Films are initially screened and films that score a 1 will not be allowed to compete in the film challenge. Accepted entries will compete in the film challenge.

5 films selected by the Pattrn and AudPop jury will advance to the finals round.

From these top 5 finalist films, a jury panel made up of industry leaders will award a Grand Prize winner, a runner-up, and three additional honorable mentions.

Film submissions are evaluated based on the following judging criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Technical merit
  • Committed to the topic of climate change/sustainability


Grand Prize Winner: $10,000

2nd Place Winner: $3,500

3 Honorable Mentions: $1,000

The top films will receive exposure on The Weather Channel, the Pattrn streaming channel and may screen at environmental conferences and film festivals. We seek to activate your films. For more information, click here.


Jul 05, 2021 at 3:00pm MDT (America/Denver)



Aug 12, 2021 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

Posted: 6/14/21



The National Park Foundation (NPF) accepts proposals to this Request for Proposal announcement (RFP) for the Production of Interpretive Film to support the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Proposal Deadline: 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, June 25, 2021

The National Park Foundation (NPF) is the official charitable non-profit partner to the National Park Service (NPS). In partnership with NPS, NPF is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals to produce an interpretive film to support the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FRDO), a unit of the National Park System. NPF seeks proposals from individuals, teams, and production companies with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Contractor will be an independent contractor and not an employee of NPF or NPS.

The selection of a Contractor will ensure NPS and NPF engage with industry leaders to develop and produce the film. Once produced, the film will revitalize and improve the visitor experience and orientation to the Park. It will introduce visitors to Frederick Douglass’s life and incorporate thematic content relevant to the legacy of freedom and justice in the world.

NPS and NPF will jointly recruit the Contractor. The Contractor will coordinate with the FRDO assigned NPS Project Manager and report directly to NPF’s Project Manager, Cultural Resources.

 Proposal Evaluation: All proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the NPF and NPS. Selection will be based on the offeror’s ability to meet and exceed project requirements and required outcomes. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed for further consideration.

Questions: Submit all inquiries via e-mail no later than 10:00 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2021. A response will not be provided for questions received after this deadline. If questions reference a specific part of the RFP, please include the page numbers and item numbers. 

Responses: Answers to all questions will be available from the NPF as a Question and Answer (Q & A) document by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 4, 2021. 

Q & A Document: In order to receive the Q & A document (even if you did not submit a question), you must request the document and provide your e-mail address no later than 10:00 a.m. EDT on June 2, 2021. Submit your request via e-mail to

FRDO Attachment D-Contract Pricing Form  |  FRDO Production of Film Request for Proposal

Posted: 6/2/21


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Still Rolling Initiative
The Still Rolling Initiative was started to support the freelance production community. When sports, movies, and tv shows around the world stopped, so did the entire workforce. We are all feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are looking to help those in our community who are hurting the most.

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