Here On Earth is a creative educational project started by filmmakers in three different locations: London, Taiwan and New York City. We offer a platform for exploring innovative approaches to the media arts, developing exciting collaborative ways of working while exploring environmental science. Our theme for 2021-22 is The water where I live.

Share your ocean stories on our map, create a poem or explore the lessons and share your videos with us!    


Make! Film! Action!

Free Introductory film workshops and guest speakers

Open to the public
All ages

Dates & Times:
October 9, 2021
-November 20, 2021

9:30am New York
2:30pm London*
9:30pm Taiwan*

*Check for changes due to daylight savings.

Youth Film Projects

An opportunity to make your film with a group of international

Open to ages 14-20
January 2022-April 2022

Tuition: $500
Scholarships are available

Choice of collaborative group project or solo project.

Application Opens:
November 12, 2021

Application Deadline:
December 12, 2021

Notification of Acceptance:
December 4, 2021

Watch last season’s films

Share Your Ocean Film!

Premiere of Here On Earth 2022 films and International Collaborative film projects during Earth Week April 2022

April-June 2022
Marine Art & Science Symposium (MASS) with New York Harbor school

Outdoor screenings

Virtual international watch parties

Youth panel discussion with guest speakers

Share your voice and respond to the films using digital creative writing tools developed by The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University.

Partners & Support

The University for Life and Peace is a higher learning institute designated for the wellbeing of Earth and its inhabitants. This institute endeavors to bring awareness to the entity of interdependence — interdependent diversity. To take that belief into practicality, academic programs will aim at sustainability and the restoration of a healthy planet. The University for Life and Peace is interfaith and international. Master Hsin Tao envisions this as a platform to inspire collaborations among people who share the same concern for Earth and world peace.

Welcome to Chan Space New York, our first Peace Meditation center in the heart of Manhattan. The house offers a multifunctional ground floor space with classes and events, as well as a beautiful Meditation Room. Learn about Peace Meditation and Buddhism. Chan meditation teaches us to listen to silence and to learn how to stabilize our heart so that we can see our true self in the tranquility. Chan Space New York is a part of Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, home to the award-winning Traveling Stanzas project, is one of the premier university poetry centers in the country. It is a national leader for the range, quality, and innovative outreach in the community. The mission of Traveling Stanzas is to bring poetry to everyday lives by fostering meaningful conversations and encouraging new voices. The program offers people moments of pause to slow down and reflect on their lives, their communities, and to participate in a shared creative experience.

The Young Voice empowerment program of Fubon Cultural and Educational Foundation is designed to encourage youths to express themselves through film-making and media literacy. The program is implemented in a way that integrates online platforms with various real-life events. The “Young Voice Award” encourages teenagers to express themselves through photography, film and creative writing. The “Rolling Film School” program aims to facilitate a more diverse film appreciation experience by providing media literacy workshops to teachers and high-school age students. Young Voice also collaborated with Taiwan Film institute, important film festivals, and movie theaters to bring more resources for its participants. 

Magic Box Productions (MBP) serves K-12 students in New York's most underserved public schools. MBP's focus on young learners, English Language Learners, recent immigrant youth, and students with special needs is a unique contribution to the city's media arts education. Now in its second decade,  Magic Box has served over 20,000 students, teachers and parents.   By supporting the advancement of creative, collaborative, and technical skills, MBP prepares young people to navigate the world with curiosity and a critical lens.

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