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.


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


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



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