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Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 Call for Entries

  The seventh editon of The Netherlands' main wildlife film festival is open for entries!    The 7th Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) will take place from 26 – 31 October 2021. The festival focuses on the screening of wildlife, environment, sustainability, climate change and conservation documentaries. The competition is free of fees. Entries must be submitted before 1 May 2021. The 2021 festival takes place in beautiful Rotterdam, The Netherlan...

African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) partners with Jackson Wild to deliver training program to build conservation awareness

  AFRICAN CONSERVATION VOICES MEDIA LABS EQUIP AFRICAN VIDEOGRAPHERS WITH EXPERTISE AND ACCESS TO GRANTS FOR CONSERVATION STORYTELLING African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) partners with Jackson Wild to deliver training program to build conservation awareness and appreciation for conservation efforts on the continent  NAIROBI, KENYA/JACKSON HOLE, WY/WASHINGTON, D.C. (1 April 2021) – A new series of media workshops organized by AWF and Jackson Wild will provide hundreds of v...

Earth Day Movie Night! Watch Yann Arthus-Bertrand 's newest film LEGACY

 Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents the US Premiere of   LEGACY By Yann Arthus-Bertrand   online on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:00pm   Accessible online in California. In French with English subtitles.   Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK), the performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, is proud to present the US Premiere of long-time environmental activist, photographer, and filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and h...

Green/environmental film festival LIVABLE PLANET FILM FEST Launching April 22-May 2

  Livable Planet Film Festival presented by SF IndieFest April 22 - May 2, 2021 Presented virtually at San Francisco IndieFest is thrilled to announce the launch of the Livable Planet Film Festival, a new film festival kicking off on Earth Day 2021 that will bring 67 independent feature and short length films from around the world that focus on green and environmental issues in both fun and revealing ways. Hoping to fill the void lef...

The Blue Water International Film Festival calling

The Blue Water International Film Festival celebrates World Oceans Day, June 8th, on the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. The festival will run from June 4th - 8th, 2021. The theme of the Blue Water Int'l Film Festival is about our “Big Blue Planet"; the festival's purpose is to encourage attendees to think broadly about how climate change affects planet Earth and deeply about the universal concerns and actions needed to bring ...

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival kicked off virtual mode

The Philadelphia Environmental Festival is going virtual this year! From September 23—27, this year’s event showcases 50 inspiring films from around the world, plus filmmaker Q&As, panel discussions, award announcements and more––and you can watch them all from the comfort of your home. full program: Virtual Unlimited Passes and Single Tickets are on sale now

Mountainfilm Announces 2020 Commitment Grant Winners

  Mountainfilm is delighted to announce the 2020 Commitment Grant recipients. The 14 winners, selected by a jury, were chosen from hundreds of applicants working on projects in various stages of production that embody Mountainfilm’s mission to inspire audiences to create a better world. “I’m so impressed by the slate of films that are being supported through the Commitment Grant,” says Festival Director Suzan Beraza. “It’s a testament to t...

You are invited to join us in the audience for Good Pitch Local Texas!

This curated program will highlight and support short-form non-fiction media projects and powerful stories from community leaders addressing climate justice in Texas. This event is a model for radical collaboration, offering cross-sector support for the featured projects.Y ou are invited to join us in the audience for Good Pitch Local Texas!  How does it work? We have invited both media makers looking for partnership and support, and leaders who are at ...

2021 New York WILD Film Festival cancelled for now

Our friend Nancy Rosenthal festival founder and executive director shared the following sad news about the cancellation of the 8th edition due to the pandemic situation...: As has happened with other events, it is with great disappointment that we will not present the 8th annual NY WILD Film Festival in February 2021.  As a result the call for entries is cancelled. At this point we are undecided about holding a virtual festival. Thank you to the ...

VIDEO: On earth Day Pope Francis honored the planet Bono and Zuchhero sang

   Earth Day Live Starts at 9am ET TODAY @EARTHDAY.ORG In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, Earth Day Network  and Earth Day Italia announce today in Rome, His Holiness Pope Francis celebrated Earth Day with a message to the global community. His message was one of hope for the planet. A few hours earlier, in honor of today being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, world-renowned musical artists Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari and Bono sang “CANTA LA VI...

SiciliAmbiente film festival Calling for your green films

  April 30, 2020 Final Deadline SUBMIT NOW   The 12th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2020: July 3 – 10, 2020. The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors. This Festival is organized and sponsored by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponso...

BIFED2020 Open for entries!

Submissions are opened for the Competition Section of Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary! #BIFED2020 We started the preparations for the Bozcaada International Ecological Documentary Festival, which will be held for the seventh time in Bozcaada between October 7-11. BIFED, born in Bozcaada in order to create an independent space f...

2020 Matsalu Nature Film Festival calling

  REMINDER!   If uou haven´t submitted yet: there are only a few weeks left to submit your films to the 18th edition of MAFF | Matsalu Nature Film Festival! Read more and submit here:  SUBMISSION ENDS MAY 1  We are looking forward to seeing your films at MAFF 2020! Thank you for your interest and collaboration! Thank you if you already submitted! Stay safe! ????     Heli Tetlov Head of Programming   MAFF ...

The sixth editon of The Netherlands' main wildlife film festival is now open for entries!

Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) is the first and largest wildlife festival in The Netherlands. WFFR focuses on the screening of wildlife, environment, sustainability and conservation documentaries. The next edition will take place from 27 October - 1 November 2020.   The 2020 festival takes place in beautiful Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will feature some of the best wildlife films from all over the world. We will be screening all of our Official Selections in the hear...

COVID-19 update: The International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő is postponed to 11-13 September 2020

Dear Filmmakers, NEW DATE: 11-13 September 2020. International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő   Besause of the global health emergency the Festival has been cancelled to        11-13. September 2020. All of the Festival's programs will be held on this new date. However, every projects and processes of the Festival are still going on like the rating of the submitted films. We will notify every submitters with the selection results until 15 of...

Innsbruck Nature Film Festival calling till june 1st

INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 Amidst the richness and magnificence of nature, the INNSBRUCK NATURE FILM FESTIVAL will take place for the 19th time between the 6-9th October 2020. The film programme will be decided in the next few weeks.           ...

Submit to the Green Screen 2020 fim competition

Only a few days left to enter your films in the GREEN SCREEN competition! Submit now: Noch nicht eingereicht? In ein paar Tagen endet die Einreichfrist! Filmanmeldung und Infos unter: ...

Heli Tetlov, Matsalu Nature Film Fest programmer invites your films to the festival

  Next edition (18th) will run from 16th to 20th September 2020 SUBMIT The Matsalu Nature Film Festival (MAFF) is an annual nature film event held in Estonia. It has been named after the nearby Matsalu National Park, which is one of largest bird sanctuaries in Europe. MAFF is organized by the Matsalu Nature Film Festival non-profit organization in cooperation with the Lääneranna municipal government. The festival promotes nature-oriented and sustainable ways of life and ...

Matsalu grand prix Award goes to Sharkwater Extinction

MAFF 2019 AWARDS   Grand Prix Sharkwater Extinction, USA Director Rob Stewart  JURY: This film has a clear and strong conservational message, showing emotional dedication and fearless approach of one particular outstanding person. It has been done in a very good investigational journalistic way, showing an example of a rare guerilla-style nature documentary and bringing the focus to the real picture of rude and greedy human behavior ruining the biodiversity...

Last chance to submit your work to New York WILD 2020

Final Deadline for Entries: September 30, 2019     Last chance to submit your w...

Award Winners of the 18th NaturVision filmfestival 2019

  Congratulations to the winners! German Conservation and Sustainability Film Award   A Plastic Surgery: Coca Cola's Hidden Secrets France 2018 – 53 min Author, Director: Sandrine Rigaud Camera: Mathias Denizo, Christophe Barreyre, Pierre Tailliez, Eric Nappi Production: Premières Lignes Télévision German Wildlife Film Award ...

One Earth young filmmakers 2019 Contest announces Winners

  By Lisa Biehle Files This year, the One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest drew a record 157 entries from as close as River Forest, Illinois, to as far away as Hawi, Hawaii, with film topics ranging from plastic pollution to E-waste to fast fashion. Exactly 100 of those entries competed for the top prize, a $1,000 scholarship at the college level (which includes grade 12 of high school). Students from age 8 to 25 were asked to cr...

Sharkwater Extinction, Inventing Tomorrow, The Biggest Little Farm selected Green Cinema at IFF Panama

    Cinema is Life and even more if it is green cinema! As part of its mission, IFF Panama seeks to emphasize the issues that are important to society, returning with the Green Program, which seeks to raise awareness about the environment and create a space for debate with the support of the Ministry of the Environ...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers close up views of the environment and amazing adventures Jan. 17-21

      Intriguing storytelling, magnificent cinematography and engaging activities take center stage at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Jan. 17 - 21 in the culturally rich Sierra foothill towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley.   During its 17th annual run, the environmental and adventure film festival will feature 150 award winning films, special guests, activist workshops, intimate chats, speaker panels, outdoor excursions, art shows, a gala and award ceremonies &...


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