Join the Redford Center and students, educators, activists, and storytellers/filmmakers across the globe in cultivating collective hope and action, tackling real-world issues, encouraging engagement and advocacy, and bringing people together to inspire and enact solutions. Join us!


Cross-disciplinary, media-rich, free, project-based curriculum designed to empower youth as changemakers exploring and activating the power of storytelling to impact social-environmental justice. Includes films, stories, activities, mini-challenges, and a final film challenge to develop vision and voice.


The Redford Center invites young people to produce a 90-second film to tell their story, raise their voice, and help change the conversation about what environmentalism and environmental justice look like so we can move more people into action. Check out details and celebrations below!

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Redford Center Stories Challenge participants and winners!

Our Redford Center Stories Challenge is an annual youth environmental filmmaking challenge empowering students in grades 5th – 12th as the visionary leaders of environmental impact storytelling, inviting them to raise their voice and inspire both grassroots and global community action through a 90-second film.

This year, our participants proudly took this challenge head-on, tackling an array of urgent environmental topics. From calls to action around protecting our oceans and wildlife to proposed solutions on deforestation and recycling, get inspired and take a look into the bold and hopeful future of environmental justice illustrated by these young and proud storytellers and activists.

Meet our 2021-22 Redford Center Stories Challenge winners

Winners of the 2021-22 Redford Center Stories Challenge were announced on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2022. Interested in participating in our filmmaking challenge in the future? Stay tuned for more updates!



“It’s time to hand the reins to our youth and encourage them to become the designers of their future. Young people have the optimism, energy, and fresh perspective we need to meet our environmental challenges head-on. We must honor their efforts and support them as leaders.”


– Robert Redford


Learn more about our 2021-22 Redford Center Stories Challenge Participants