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:
– Virtual Reality
Within this programming, EarthxFilm welcomes films that focus on topics that include but are not limited to:
– Climate Change
– Food & Agriculture
– Water & Ocean
– 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
- Early Bird: January 15, 2021
- Regular: February 5, 2021
- Late: February 26, 2021