EarthxFilm 2021 Edition of Environmentally-Focused Film Festival Accepting Submissions

Film Festival To Be Held April 16-25

The EarthxFilm is now accepting calls for entries to the 2021 edition. This year it will be an in-person/drive-in and hybrid virtual presentation in Dallas, Texas which will take place from April 16th through the 25th. With its 5-year celebration, EarthxFilm will continue showcasing films, emerging media that discover conservation, increased and virtual reality and the environment as it will honor its heroes as they work to protect the planet.

Developing on this year’s successful virtual film, next year will also continue to develop and grow EarthxTV as it will welcome back film audiences to theatres. Led by co-Founder/President Michael Cain and Artistic Director David Holbrooke, their mission for the film festival is to continue building a connection between the act of screening films and converting awareness into action across art and media, in response to the pandemic’s challenges.  

With a prize of $20,000 given away by EarthxFilm, the winners will be determined by a jury and by an audience. Including the festival’s one of a kind, Earth Catalyst and Impact Award are amongst the awards given. These awards are given to the themes and causes, which are highlighted in the winning films or makes the audiences aware of them, through their screening at the film festival.

“While this has been a year like no other, we also know that our planet’s air, water and biodiversity continue to be enormously threatened. The filmmakers out there in the environmental space are going to keep making the movies that bring us stories that both disturb and inspire us to be better stewards of the earth,” said Holbrooke.

In addition, Cain stated, “This year could easily have been a year to retreat in the face of the limitations, struggles and crises presented by the pandemic. However, if any festival needed to innovate to overcome these roadblocks to connect storytellers and subjects to audiences, EarthxFilm needed to be that fest. We did that through not just being satisfied to present our screenings and Q&As online, but to add additional virtual experiences to the mix, to effectively give audiences as much of a feeling of our unique and wonderful film festival as we could on EarthxTV. Now, we will take the lessons learned in 2020 to build an even better and more impactful EarthxFilm experience for 2021.”

All films submitted to EarthxFilm must have an environmental or social topic, exploring ideas and subjects that encompass: 
– Climate 
– Earth 
– Innovation 
– Life 
– Energy 
– Communities 
– Virtual Reality

Within this programming, EarthxFilm welcomes films that focus on topics that include but are not limited to: 
– Climate Change 
– Conservation 
– Energy 
– Food & Agriculture 
– Water & Ocean 
– Wildlife 
– Recycling & Conservation 
– Cities & Transportation 
– Social justice

EarthxFilm’s competitions for 2020 include:

  • Best Feature-length film
  • Best Short Film
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Earth Catalyst Award
  • Impact Award

Submission Deadlines

  • Early Bird: January 15, 2021
  • Regular: February 5, 2021
  • Late: February 26, 2021

Submissions can be made at https://filmfreeway.com/EarthxFilmFestival, and more information is available at https://earthx.org/film/.

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Tatiana Ramirez

Tatiana Ramirez, also known as Tatis Iolani, is a bilingual Mexican-American with additional basic knowledge of Mandarin. She is currently studying at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) to complete her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast. Her expected graduation date is in the Fall of 2022. Tatis has already received an Associate of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from Los Angeles Mission College. While completing her Associates Degree, she worked for two semesters hosting her own biweekly segment at Los Angeles Valley College KVCM Monarch Radio. During her time at KVCM, she was able to secure interviews with Latin Boy Band CNCO and Yashua Camacho. In the future she sees herself interviewing celebrities on the various color carpets, hosting live segments on the radio, and covering movie premieres and album releases. As someone who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, she aspires to be a source of inspiration and motivation for the people in her community. She currently hosts a podcast, “Tatis Iolani: You Never Know Con Que Te Va A Sorprender,” (You Never What/Who She'll Surprise You With Next,) where she interviews surprise guests for both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking audiences. She is a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), National Association of Hispanic Journalist (NAHJ) and the Alliance of Women in Entertainment at CSUN.

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