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June 4th 2010
Carbon Cuts Comp Gala launch on Sunday

On set during shoot for Sick World Fifteen, mostly Magnetic Island produced short films, have now been submitted for MI Nature Care's Carbon Cuts Short Film Competition and excitment is mounting as Sunday evening's Gala, "La-de-da" style launch and judging approaches.

After noting that all bar one of the 16 films were made on the Island by Islanders the Carbon Cuts organiser and MINCA President, Wendy Tubman, was "Thrilled with the overwhelming response - just goes to show what a creative island we have." she said.

'I'm very encouraged by people's commitment to 'doing something' about climate change. It sends the strong message to those we refer to as our 'leaders' that the people want action.

A standout factor in the competition is the number of entries made by young people with eight flicks up for judging by under 18s.

For the record the films submitted by the deadline of yesterday are:

Under 18s
It’s All About Crap by Jalu, Jumara and Marli Kyle

Anti-Electro Man, Carbon Cuts and The Wimpby Marley Hannan

Our Lorax by Olivia Illidge

Save the Puffy Bird by Brittany Weatherspoon

Not Radical Too by Reuben Micic, Jude Micic & Toby Beale

Bridge to Nature by Eden Pi-gram

Over 18s
The Recycling Dilemma by Robin Cummings

Practical Ways to Deal with Climate Change by Sam Kininmonth

Nature’s Perspectiveby Stu Kininmonth

The Girl and the Plastic Bag Lindsay Simpson

Sick World by Pen Sheridan & George Hirst

Take the Lead by Pen Sheridan & George Hirst

C-Change by Janelle Evans and Lawrence Muckermann

Wendy Tubman and Gail Hamilton have also made a short film to be screeened but it will not be in the running for prizes.

Judges for the comp are Sue Clothier, Charlie Veron and Julie Heath.

"They represent the set of skills relevant to the competition and the individuals are also dedicated to education and work at a community level." said Wendy Tubman.

Sue is recognised as one of Australia’s leading factual production executives and creative producers having produced or overseen the production of more than 70 hours of broadcast programming. She was a producer for the acclaimed docu-drama directed by Gillian Armstrong Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst; Australia’s only official selection at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Sue was on the Steering Committee of the Mission Beach Film Festival.

Charlie Veron is a former Chief Scientist of the Australian Marine Sciences Association, and recipient of the Darwin Medal, the Silver Jubilee Pin of the Australasian Science Prize, and the Whitley Medal, is well known as the author of the three volume Corals of the World. Charlie has published on subjects ranging from climate change to reptilian physiology and biography. He continues to work in many different fields although he now concentrates on conservation and the effects of climate change on coral reefs.

Julie Heath is best known to Islanders as Community Engagement Manager with Ergon’s Solar City Smart Lifestyle Centre at Horseshoe Bay. The driving force behind the many community-based projects that have put Magnetic Island at the forefront of sustainable energy use, Julie has assisted hundreds of Island households make responsible and economically sensible energy and lifestyle decisions. Julie is also collaborating with MINCA on the ongoing Inter-bay Low Carbon Diet Challenge.

‘There is a prize pool of $2000, which includes a ‘People’s Choice Award’ that will be decided on the basis of the votes of those attending the award night.

For lots of style and fun the dress code for the gala event is "'la-de-dah' - board shorts and a bow tie, tank tops and tiaras, the full penguin suit and mega-bling," said Wendy.

The judging and awards will take place at All Seasons Hotel in Nelly Bay at 5pm this Sunday 6 June. Entry is free.

Photo: George Hirst - On set for "Sick World" (from left) Charlie McColl, Mark Carpenter and Genevieve Blackwood

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Carbon Cuts Comp Gala launch on Sunday
Julie venables
June 5th 2010
Good luck to all. Wish I was there.
June 8th 2010
I wonder if this is the same Genevieve I met whilst a student living in Bondi? If so, would love to get in touch.

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