Congratulations to Joanne Yue!
Shown during the 2019 NatureTrack Film Festival, Joanne Yue director and producer of "Our Last Trash" was notified through FilmFreeway that her film had advanced to the semi-final round of the 46th Annual Student Academy Awards. One of 81 films to advance this year, out of 1615 received, "Our Last Trash" is now in the roughly top 5% of all films submitted.
Our Last Trash highlights the implications of plastic pollution in the environment, and how some individuals are combating this issue through a "zero waste" lifestyle.
Joanne was an intern for the NatureTrack Film Festival in 2018 while she was a student at UCSB. Her film "Our Last Trash" debuted at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival before the showing in March at NTFF.
Since then, we have watched Joanne's movie be awarded the "Best Short Film" this year from the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and selected for the "Wild and Scenic Tour" which took "Our Last Trash" and Joanne around the United States.
We are so happy for Joanne and wish her the best outcome in the Student Academy Awards. If you would like to follow Joanne's journey you can connect on Facebook.