The Climate Action Film Festival is a celebration of short films with a focus on solutions to the climate crisis. It is the first festival of its kind to exclusively feature storytelling around solutions rather than simply the impacts of climate change. CAFF 2020 will be a touring, single-night event featuring a 90-120 minute presentation of short films. The festival will tour the Northeast U.S. in its inaugural year, with additional screenings to be added. Proceeds from screenings will be donated to local climate action groups such as 350.org.

Why Climate Action?

Solutions to the climate crisis are being implemented and actions taken every day around the world, from rebuilding coastal estuaries to bringing solar power to remote communities. We don’t wish to ignore the large-scale solutions that must be sought through policy and governmental resourcing. But we believe in the importance of lifting up everyone playing a part in restoring balance to our planet— the engineers, scientists, builders, thought leaders, and activists who are chipping away every day at this monumental challenge.

CAFF is a new platform to celebrate these efforts and inspire greater action. Raise your voice in the name of climate action!

1. Audience Choice Award - the audiences from the two debut screenings in Hudson Valley and Vermont will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite short film.

2. CAFF Official Selection - The panel of festival curators will select their overall favorite short film.

Climate Action Film Festival Rules & Terms draft

Submission and acceptance into the Climate Action Film Festival indicates that the Climate Action Film Festival has the right to use still images and clips in printed and digital promotional materials.

Submitting to the Climate Action Film Festival grants SunCommon (the festival creator) and the partners they select to screen your film at a variety of venues on an ongoing basis for the duration of the festival's tour.

Entrants grant the festival organizers the right to make festival versions of films that are shorter than 20 minutes.

Submissions accepted into the festival may not be withdrawn after acceptance.

All films must be in English or have English subtitles.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening at the touring Climate Action Film Festival.

Screening fees will not be paid for film screenings during the festival tour.

All rights must be cleared by the filmmakers before films are submitted. Consent of performers and/or persons appearing in the film must be obtained before films are submitted.