// ABOUT EarthxFilm
EarthxFilm showcases films, augmented and virtual reality and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Our mission is to turn awareness into action, through art and media. We achieve our goals by partnering with top environmental, film and entertainment organizations across the globe. EarthxFilm presents year-round programs culminating in a multi-day festival, April 17 - 26, 2020. www.EarthXfilm.org
Past EarthxFilm program highlights include THE RIVER AND THE WALL, SHARKWATER EXTINCTION, KIFARU, THE SERENGETI RULES, COOKED, THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, WONDERS OF THE SEA - 3D, SEA OF SHADOWS, TRIBES ON THE EDGE, YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE, GHOST FLEET, THE GAME CHANGERS, CHASING CORAL, THE HUMAN ELEMENT, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, BIGGER THAN WATER, BEFORE THE FLOOD, HAPPENING, THE LAST ANIMALS, LOOK AND SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY, OCEAN WARRIORS: CHASING THE THUNDER, SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, FOOD EVOLUTION, RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN, RIVERBLUE and FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES. Special guests included Jean-Michel, Céline, and Fabien Cousteau, Lesley Chilcott, Ross Kauffman, Ben Masters, Slater Jewell-Kemker, Shannon Service, Judith Helfand, Richard Ladkani, Louie Psihoyos, Jamie Redford, Jill Tidman, James Balog, Kate Brooks, Roger Sorkin, Jeff Orlowski, Leilani Munter, Sophie Ansel, Dr. Sylvia Earle, Captain Paul Watson, Jennifer Beal, Kendrick Sampson, Cody Simpson, Danni Washington, N'Dambi, Tim DeLaughter, LeAnn Rimes, and Colbie Caillat.
// CATEGORIES AND PROGRAMMING STRANDS
All films submitted to EARTHxFilm MUST have an environmental or social topic. We are seeking stories that explore ideas in programming area that encompass:
- Virtual Reality
Within this programming, we welcome films that focus on topics that include but are not limited to:
- Climate Change
- Food & Agriculture
- Water & Ocean
- Recycling & Conservation
- Cities & Transportation
- Social justice
Submission categories include:
- Films must have a 60-minute minimum run time.
- Fictional films with topics relating to nature and the environment.
- Films must have a 60-minute minimum run time.
- Non-fiction films with topics relating to nature and the environment.
- Films may have a maximum run time of 59 minutes.
- Films may be of any genre (narrative, documentary, animation, etc.), but must relate to the topic of nature and environment.
- Films may have a maximum run time of 25 minutes.
- Projects must have been made as part of undergraduate or graduate university or college program. High school shorts are not accepted at this time (high school competitions are run separately online).
- Films may be any of genre (narrative, documentary, animation, etc.), but must relate to the topic of nature and environment.
- Any student PSA’s 60 seconds or less will be eligible for the online PSA competition with total prize money of $6,000.
// ABOUT EarthX
EarthX convenes the world’s largest environmental expo, conference and film festival. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration, and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors, and 400 speakers. Earthx2020, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, will be held April 17 – 26, 2020 in Dallas. Visit www.EarthX.org.
EarthxFilm will present Filmmaker awards totaling $20,000 in cash to the best documentary features and shorts, as selected by respective juries and their audience.
**Submissions are accepted as online screeners only.**
DVD and Blu-rays will not be accepted or reviewed. Passwords for secured screeners must be updated with the programming department.
Non-English entries must be submitted with English subtitles.
Entry fees may be paid by credit card or check and are non-refundable.
Only film submissions completed after April 1, 2019, will be considered for the 2020 festival.
Rough cuts and work-in-progress cuts are accepted and should be indicated as such. The programming department cannot guarantee that programmers will be able to review an updated cut at later date.
Upon selection to the festival, a digital press kit will be required for all participating films. Filmmakers will be notified when digital materials are needed.
If accepted to the festival, an exhibition copy of the film must arrive at the EARTHxFilm offices no later than March 23, 2020. EarthxFilm covers outbound shipping costs only. Do not send original master prints or copies.
EarthxFilm is granted the right to utilize an excerpt, image(s) or other information from any film accepted for exhibition at the festival for promotional purposes.
It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to secure authorization for any copyrighted material that may be used in the film. EarthxFilm is held harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, expenses or liabilities that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving trademarks, copyright, credits, publicity or screening of any film.
Films selected for EarthxFilm will be notified by March 6, 2020.
Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.