SPUD is an arts and education charity that creates opportunities for artists to engage with the public, architecture, urban design and the environment, producing new work as a catalyst for exploration, debate and public understanding.
The competition garnered over 500 international entries, all concerning our environment. The team at spud whittled these down to a final 10, of which were showcased to the judges ahead of the main event on June 16th.
The event was a culmination of spud’s valiant efforts to create a sustainable film competition, and bought together a room full of local creatives eager to support the films. Velvet Pictures Producer Claire Cottrell was part of the judging panel reviewing an extremely diverse range of entries from across the globe.
The selected ten films were a poignant nod to the raw passion evoked within all of us regarding our planet, our global concern being the same in every language. One film featured an American young child hiding his father’s car tyre in a bid to keep him off the road and contributing to climate change, another featured a Spanish stop motion character called Mr Green who endeavoured to battle garbage monsters.