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Celebrate Earth Day on 22nd of April

  Earth Day is a global annual observance celebrated on 22nd of April since 1970 to protect the environment and save earth. The aim of this event is to inspire people to strive for a healthy earth environment.  DO SOMETHING: TAKE ACTION I  GIVE I spread this! Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world&rsquo...

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Returns to the City of Brotherly Love

  Boasting an international slate of new environmentally-focused shorts and features, the Festival will showcase 34 inspiring and entertaining films – including films by 11 female directors — April 6-8 at the Prince Theater   Philadelphia, PA, March 6, 2018 – The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival is thrilled to announce the full programming line-up for the 2nd annual Festival, which returns to the City of Brotherly Love during the first week...

A chat with the founder and honorary advisor of the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival : Yasmin Rasyid

Yasmin with KLEFF”s festival director, Fadly Bakhtiar Earlier this year, on January 29th 2018, the 11th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) was launched at Vivatel Hotel announcing this year’s new and exciting programs and activities under the theme, “Forests, Water and Climate Change”. Read more about the launch here. Submission of films is now open to all film makers passionate about sharing inspiring stories on the environment and stories ...

Planet In Focus calling! Canada's largest environmental film festival held in Toronto each year

The 19th annual Planet in Focus film fest has launched their submission call. Visit bit.ly/PiF2018 for details and to submit your film today! Do you have a film about the environment or our connections to it? Submit to the 19th annual Planet in Focus festival by April 20th. Learn more at bit.ly/PiF2018   ...

1° International Cinema Contest about Forests

  Open call - CINEMA CONTEST Montagna Italia Association, within the framework of the 1° th World Forum on Urban Forests, index the 1st International Cinema Contest about Forests. The event will take place from 28th November to 1th December 2018 in Mantova. The themes are: Forests of the world Urban Forests of the world The goal is to speak of forests and Urban Forests using visual language, allowing the public to discover these re...

Call For Entries XVII Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment”

  The submission of entries for participation in XVII Baikal International Film Festival “People and Environment” n.a. V. G. Rasputin, will be held from 14 till 18 of September 2018 in Irkutsk, has been opened. The Festival “People and Environment” was conceived by the organizers as a film platform which gives the possibility to think about complicated relationship between human and nature. The Festival program includes contest screenings of documentary and p...

What Lies Upstream? Come to the Annapolis Film Festival’s Environmental Showcase to find out?

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  What Lies Upstream? screens Friday, March 23, 12:45 pm in the Maryland Hall Main Theater.   Director Cullen Hoback takes us to West Virginia where he investigates a mysterious chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months. As the film, described as a “scandalous political thriller” deepens, we discover scientific cover-ups and political malfeasance that poisons the entire system meant to protect drinking water. The Washington City Paper call...

Science Media Awards Open for Entries!

Enter over 20 categories that cover various science disciplines, types of programs and crafts. Preliminary judging is thorough, with finalists announced in early August. Winners will be celebrated September 27, at an Awards Gala in Boston during SMASH18.  Enter Your Film       Want a few minutes of fun? Check out our 2016 finalists featured in this Call for Entry trailer. ...

Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) adds two new prizes

The festival, now in our 11th year announces that there will be 2 new special awards to be won:  Special Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Award Special River of Life (ROL) Award  Special RSPO Award This year Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is partnering with the Sustainable Roundtable on Palm Oil (RSPO) to open a new door for film makers to win the Special Sustainable Roundtable on Palm Oil (RSPO) Award. This special film award by RSPO is called...

#BIFED2018 Deadline: 1st of May 2018

After five years, we still aren't able do certain things. For instance, BIFED still does not require a submission fee. BIFED still sustains itself through local sources and solidarity. BIFED does not follow the latest trends and take interest in only the popular films of the year, which hop from one festival to another like butterflies. BIFED programmes documentaries concerned about the problems caused by their own society, state, region and which are not exploiting the G...

The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners

The awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Accolade is an international awards competition that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. ~ Best of Show ~ Chadden Hunter – Planet Earth II – Grasslands Chadden Hunter (United Kingdom), Planet Earth II – Grasslands – Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and ...

Submissions for the 19th Annual Planet in Focus, Canada’s largest environmental film festival

SUBMIT YOUR FILM FOR #PIF2018 BY APRIL 20 Canada’s largest environmental film festival showcases outstanding films in many genres including documentaries, dramatic, experimental, short films, animation, youth & educational. The festival includes galas, Eco-Hero Award presentations, the Industry Conference, Fest Forum panels, youth ...

San Francisco Green Film Fest Moves to Fall

Save the Date: Opening Night at Castro Theatre, September 6 San Francisco Green Film Festival is pleased to announce that Green Film Fest 2018 will open in September to align with the Global Climate Action Summit. “We are excited to open the 8th annual festival in September when green leaders from around the world will come to San Francisco to support the Paris Climate Agreement,” said SFGFF’s Founder & CEO, Rachel Caplan. “With the planet heating up, env...

Winners of the International Big Cats Film Festival

The CITES Secretariat and Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival announced today winners of the International Big Cats Film Festival. Winning stories about jaguars, leopards, lions, pumas, tigers and more will now hit the big screen and your mobile devices as the world celebrates World Wildlife Day 2018 under the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat”.​ "These films connect us in a very personal way to wildlife. They inspire us all to make sure these most magnificent ...

Environment in film: How awareness of natural features enhances our general understanding

How awareness of natural features enhances our understanding of three key film-studies topics-narrative, genre, and national cinema     ...

Wildscreen Festival and Panda Awards Calling

2018 Wildscreen Panda Awards 15-19 October, 2018 For a world worth experiencing and protecting   Regular Deadline 21 March 2018 The Wildscreen Panda Awards have sat at the heart of the Wildscreen Festival since they were presented at the first Festival in 1982 and remain the highest accolade in the wildlife film and TV industry. To win is to have your work judged as one of the best examples in the natural world storytelling genre by the industry's most respecte...

21st CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival Call for Submissions

      CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival represents the first and most important international event on cinema and environment taking place in Italy.  Films from all over the world are screened, the program includes international competitions, special screenings, events, discussion panels with distinguished guests who have contributed to the environmental cause either with their activities or their artistic work.  Every year w...

EMA on a mission: Watch the full show of EMA Awards 2017

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  The Environmental Media Association (EMA), a nonprofit 501©3, has grown into a diverse subsection of entertainment industry tastemakers, entrepreneurs in finance and technology, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress. EMA is a movement powered by celebrity role-modeling, campaign work, social media messaging, year-round programs, and three large-scale Annual events: The EMA Awards, EMA Honors Benefit, and EMA IMPACT Summit. EMA GALVANI...

Filmfestivals com has an eye for Eco, Transition, Green and Conservationism cinema: check our fantastic selection

  "Ones to Watch for fests' by filmfestivals.com"    LIVING IN THE FUTURES PAST by Susan Kucera, an eco responsible documentary presented by Jeff Bridges. USA October 2017 - 83 minutes Website I Sneak peek 5 minutes edit I Request a screener I Sales by Vision Films I Jeff Bridges Academy Award Winner, Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the...

November 28 is #GivingTuesday, how will you help awaken humanity and create a better world?

  How will you help awaken humanity and create a better world? Mark your calendars! November 28 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving.  Here’s how you can help.   15 years ago, I had a dream. My 25-year-old self, unfulfilled by corporate life and looking for her place in the world, concocted an optimistic and far-reaching plan to pitch and...

#BIFED2017 Awards Met with Their Owners

        4th Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary has ended with screenings of winners on Sunday, October 15. Awards ceremony took place on Saturday, October 14 in the Bozcaada Community Centre. 20 films in the International Comp...

PiF hosts the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards.

Planet in Focus, Canada’s foremost and longest running environmental film festival, is honoured to be hosting the 4th Annual International Green Film Network Awards. The Green Film Network brings together the major film festivals that take place annually around the globe that focus on environmental issues. The network objective is to coordinate the events of the associated festivals, promote environmental films worldwide and encourage initiatives and projects that might help p...

2017 Innsbruck Nature Film Festival Highlights

2017 INFF - Festival Welcome to the 16th edition of the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, which takes place from October 10 to 13 in Leokino: 46 films on nature, environment and sustainability; numerous side events; the possibility of exchange between filmmakers and the audience (Christian Berger and numerous other nominated directors are present); education and information. We wish you impressive experiences and inspiring encounters during this year's INFF:...

BIFED2017 Catalogue

# BIFED2017 is coming soon! The meeting point for filmmakers, film lovers, and environmentalists each year, BIFED will host films, among others, from China, Taiwan, Austria, Croatia, Australia, and Chile this year. A total of 330 films have applied to the festival from 70 countries. And 20 films will compete in the International Competition section, and 8 films will compete for Gaia Student Award. 30 films will meet with the audience in the Panorama section of the festiv...

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