Pittsburgh Teens to Compete for Top Prizes at Fourth Annual High School Environmental Film Festival

Nearly 50 of Pittsburgh's "green" filmmakers from 16 area high schools will walk the red carpet at Carnegie Science Center's Science Stage as they compete in the fourth annual C.A.U.S.E. Challenge(TM) High School Film Festival.

The festival will showcase the short films by Pittsburgh teens on the theme "Mutual Impact: The Environment and You."

These student filmmakers then have the chance to compete for $11,500 in cash and other prizes, both for themselves and their schools at the C.A.U.S.E. Challenge Film Festival and Awards Ceremony. Special this year is an award in honor of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary.

Presented by Bayer Corporation, Carnegie Science Center's SciTech Initiative and Pittsburgh Filmmakers, C.A.U.S.E. stands for "Creating Awareness and Understanding of our Surrounding Environment." Its purpose is to provide a platform for high school students who are not necessarily on a science track to become more scientifically and environmentally aware using the non-traditional, yet powerful tool of film or video. In the filmmaking process, students develop their creative voice, master basic skills - such as researching, reading, writing and speaking - and build important science literacy skills like critical thinking, problem solving and team working.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Bryan Iams
Bayer Corporation Media Line