Here On Earth: Ocean Waters
Collaborative filmmaking across the world.

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The Water
Where I Live

Water separates the 5 boroughs in New York City. Manhattan is surrounded by 3 rivers and the Atlantic Ocean. The ocean controls our climate and weather patterns. How much do you know about the water where you live? Join us and investigate this question by making a film. Your film can make a difference for the future of our planet-share your voice!

Here On Earth: Youth Film Projects is a four month program for a select group of teen filmmakers from the USA and abroad. We are based in New York City and we offer a platform for exploring innovative approaches to the media arts, exciting collaborative ways of working while exploring environmental science. Our theme this year is The water where I live. The program consists of weekly meetings, screenings, field trips, and regular sessions with mentors, artists, and scientists. And you will have fun and make a friend in another country!

Watch last season’s films.

Apply by January 3rd, 2021

January 2022-April 2022 Saturdays 10-11:30 AM EST
Online workshops, in person meetings and field trips

Full Scholarships are available


Public screenings and events to showcase your work!



Create an Ocean Story with the interactive poetry tool Emerge

We have gathered writing from our community of artists, scientists, and filmmakers around the theme of Ocean waters. Have a look. Engage in a new and playful way with Emerge by creating a found poem or a poem film.


This is a place to learn, and it is a place to share. We want to nurture a positive relationship with the environment by focusing on cross cultural collaboration and creativity. The camera has always been a malleable tool that can smoothly bridge the sciences and the arts and share our “unique” points of view of the world around us.

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