MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An environmental group that organized a short film contest to promote solar energy got more than it bargained for.
Environment Minnesota hoped the $2,000 in prizes would attract a few good amateur and independent filmmakers. But the slickly produced winner announced this week came from a team of more than 50, many with extensive experience in the film industry. The James Bond parody “Man with the Golden Sun” cost way more to make than the $1,500 first prize. It runs under two minutes.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
Environment Minnesota Director Ken Bradley says the winning team, Solar Hotdish, was motivated not by the money, but because it supports his group’s goal for Minnesota to get 10 percent of its energy from solar by 2030.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
The winners can be viewed on Environment Minnesota’s web site.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
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