• Planet in Focus Film Festival
    • Newport Beach Film Festival
    • Surrey Environmental Film Festival
    • Tofino Film Festival
    • Thunder Bay Film Festival
    • World Community Film Festival
    • EcoFocus Festival
    • REEL Change Film Festival
    • Filmshift Festival
    • Salt Spring Film Festival
    • Vail Film Festival
    • Bend Film Festival
    • Princeton Environmental Film Festival
    • Atlanta DocuFest
    • Tallgrass Film Festival
    • Projecting Change Film Festival
    • Reel Earth Film Festival
    • Project Native Film Festival
    • Ruby Mountain Film Festival
    • Golden Film Festival
    • Seattle True Independent Film Festival
    • DocuFest
    • Green Film Fest Buenos Aires


Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. Captivating interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and TED Lecturer Captain Charles Moore, make this film a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.



  • Best Environmental Documentary Feature, Atlanta DocuFest
  • Best Feature Film, Golden Film Festival
  • Grand Prize Best of Show, Filmshift Festival
  • Audience Choice, Reel Earth Film Festival
  • Best Canadian Documentary, Projecting Change
  • Best Conservation Film, Bend Film Festival
  • Runner Up Audience Choice Best Documentary, Tallgrass Film Festival
  • Inspiring Community Action Award,  Princeton Environmental Film Festival
  • Blue Sky Tribute Award, Vail Film Festival 
  • MOBI Award (Journalism/Media), Recycling Council of BC


Top Honors at FilmShift!

We are excited to share that The Clean Bin Project won first prize for Best of Show at the FilmShift Film Festival in Massachusetts!

I don't have a photo to share as we couldn't attend in person, but you can bet that we are walking around with a couple of these plastered on our faces:



Bend Film Festival

Another great festival! Bend Oregon is a fabulous town - close to mountains and rivers, film lovers, and everything we love in a community from organic bakeries to outdoor shops. The staff and volunteers at this festival worked overtime to make us feel special and to promote screenings. I'm not just gushing for the sake of it - we made some solid connections with other filmmakers and saw some really good films as well. If you're a filmmaker, do NOT miss this festival next year.

In the end, the icing on the cake was that we were awarded Best Conservation Film! Hoping to get back to Oregon in the next few months for a community screening or two, so stay tuned.

Special thanks to Kerry and his posse of pets who put us up and to Owen who gave us the best souvenirs (www.mugrevolution.com)


New Friends in the BC Interior

1 film festival, 5 high schools, and 4 communities; we just got back from 10 screenings in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District of British Columbia. We got to visit some great small towns that would otherwise likely never see The Clean Bin Project (Clearwater, Chase, Merritt, and Clinton). We even squeezed in a visit to the Cache Creek Landfill (Where much of Vancouver's garbage ends up).

The schools were especially amazing. Lots of great questions, open discussions about reusable feminine hygiene, and even a few personal pledges to give up plastic bags or try homemade toothpaste.

One of the highlights was meeting 4 amazing youth in Kamloops; they started their own zero waste blog the day after seeing the film! Check it out at http://nottrashyreport.blogspot.com/

HUGE thanks to Marcia (that's us with Marcia of Waste Naught BC below) and James for coordinating the tour; Martin and the TNRD for bringing us to so many great communities; and Cheryl, the Yamashitas, and the Clevelands for hosting us.