The Grid - SP AusNet Film Festival

The electricity grid holds a huge paradox for society.  On one hand, it provides us with light, warmth, transport, goods and entertainment.  On the other hand, it leads to climate change and therefore threatens, in the long term, the way we live.  The electricity grid brings us the life we enjoy, and may also ultimately take some of the things we value about life away.

The Green Expectations project, run by Latrobe City Council, aimed to explore these complex issues and sort input through a state wide Short Film Competition.

The Grid – SP AusNet Short Film Competition was an Australia wide competition for short film makers to make a work that explores the role of the electricity grid and how our use of electricity is linked to climate change.

Winning Film Open Category:  ‘Positive Negative: A Short Film About Electricity’ by John Calabro

Runner Up Open Category: ‘Born to be an SEC Kid’ by Susanne Gaye Landy

Winning Film Schools Category: ‘Disconnected’ by Sam Green, Ian Ngo, Marcus Romanin from Balwyn High School

Runner Up Schools Category: ‘Global Warming’ by Christian Louis Deppeler, Huntingtower School

Mentored Films with mentor Kathy McCormick

Tobruck Street Primary School

St Pauls Catholic College