The green carpet was rolled out on August 4 for the first-ever linkurl:Ecological Society of America; (ESA) Student Ecofilm Festival, part of the ESA's linkurl:annual meeting; in Milwaukee, WI. There was no popcorn in sight, but there was plenty of beer and chips to go around -- this is a city founded on brewing, after all.The Ecofilm Festival was the brainchild of linkurl:Alan Covich,; an ecologist at the University of Georgia and former ESA president. Covich devised the event as a way for students to engage in linkurl:educational outreach.; Young ecologists cum filmmakers were invited to submit 5-7 minute short movies in one of three categories: "methods in ecology," "pure nature," and "humans and the environment." A panel of eight judges -- seven ESA members together with the EarthDance Environmental Film Festival's founding director linkurl:Zakary Zide; -- then chose the best film in each category. The winners received a free...

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