Breathe California presents  
Clear the Air Film Fest 2014

about the film fest

Breathe California's Clear the Air Film Fest showcases student-produced short films that focus on improving lung health in their communities. Students from Bay Area high schools or colleges, as well as members of youth-focused community organizations, are invited to submit films that address air quality, tobacco use, and lung health.

2014 Award winners ANNOUNCED!

On Thursday, March 6, 2014 the seven finalists' films for the Clear the Air Film Fest were screened at the New People Cinema in San Francisco's Japantown. The evening also included presentations from climate change educators and filmmakers like David Kroodsma and The Story of Stuff.

High School Winner

"The Next Generation"
  Burlingame High School

College Winner

"Take a Deep Breath"
  San Francisco State University

Community Organization Winner

"Keystone XL Has a Job For You!"
  Movement Generation


"Keystone XL Has a Job for You" will also be featured at the San Francisco Green Film Festival.  The festival will also feature a Future Filmmakers Forum and encourages young filmmakers to apply to participate in the event on May 31st.



Come to the Film Fest, Win a Timbuk2 Bag!

Known as "world's best messenger bag," Timbuk2 bags are built to last a lifetime.  As a company, Timbuk2 does its best to be good to neighbors and tread lightly on the planet. In support of the pro-environment films created by our student film makers, they are donating several bags.  Bonus points if you cycle to the cinema on Thursday, March 6th!

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Win Great Prizes at the March 6th Festival

A Peak Design Capture and POV Kit, Adobe Photoshop, $100 from Borrow Lenses...these are just a few of the great prizes you could win by attending the Clear the Air Film Fest Screening on March 6, 2014.  Buy your ticket now before the event sells out!  $10 for adults and just $7 for students. 

Kyle Thiermann

New Judge Announced: Kyle Thiermann

Kyle Thiermann, founder of Surfing For Change, is a 23 year old pro surfer and activist.  Combining surfing great waves around the world with making a series of short films about current issues, Thiermann focuses on the power we have to create a better world through everyday actions. View our entire panel of judges.


Win a $100 Borrow Lenses Gift Card

Join us on March 6th at the New People Cinema in San Francisco for the screening of the Clear the Air film entries and you'll be eligible to win a $100 gift card from Borrow Lenses.  Borrow Lenses has the largest inventory of video and photography gear for rent.  You can shop online, then choose to pick it up or have the gear delivered.  Thanks to Borrow Lenses for donating three $100 gift cards!


SF Green Film Festival



Win a Spot at the San Francisco Green Film Festival

Clear the Air Film Fest is excited to announce our partnership with the San Francisco Green Film Festival.  The winning film from Clear the Air will be featured as part of the Future Filmmakers Program on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Roxie Theater. Now in it's 4th year, the SF Green Film Fest has produced over 90 programs with 225 films and inspiring over 8,000 attendees to lead eco-sensitive lives.

Story of Stuff

New Judges Announced: Annie Leonard

Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing you to our fantastic panel of judges.  We're excited to announce Annie Leonard will be serving as a judge for the 2014 Clear the Air Awards.  In December 2007, Annie Leonard and her friends at Free Range Studios put a 20-minute movie about the way we make, use, and throw away Stuff on the internet. In the five years since The Story of Stuff was released, Annie’s ‘cartoon about trash’ has been viewed more than 30 million times worldwide.


About Breathe California

At Breathe California, we believe that breathing should not be a struggle or a risk. Our local non-profit offers a wide array of local services that address the most important lung health issues facing our communities today. This includes programs to: teach kids how to manage their asthma, prevent teens from using tobacco, assist smokers who want to quit, and help emphysema and lung cancer patients cope with their illness. We also advocate for key clean air and public health policies, and support innovative lung health research.

For the past 100 years, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Bay Area is one of the healthiest places in the country to live. That’s why we are proud to say that 100% of all donations made to Breathe California support our local efforts to promote lung health.

We invite you to learn more about our organization and join our drive to fight lung disease, promote clean air and advance public health by visiting our website as well as that of our statewide organization.

Watch the winning films of Clear the Air Film Fest 2014

Bay Area Air Quality Management District
San Francisco Green Film Festival
Mountain Film in Telluride


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