A festival designed to showcase the best of new environmentally themed films (shorts, features) and screenplays (shorts, features, TV pilots) from around the world. We accept any genre (animation, comedy, experimental, horror etc.) as long as it has an underlying environmental thematic. We seek to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film and storytelling; which is why this festival has been created.

We will perform a winning Environmental screenplay(s) at our festival every single month using professional actors. Then we send the writer a video of the performance reading.

We will showcase a festival every other month using our flagship FEEDBACK Film Festival format. Right now because of the COVID-19 situation, we will be doing private and virtual festivals where the filmmaker will receive their audience feedback video. Then whenever the time is right we will go back to the regular cinema screenings in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.

NOTE: Proceeds made from donations during the film festival will be given to 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organizations.

All screenplay submissions receive full feedback on their entry no matter what.

All film submissions can obtain the committee's feedback notes on their film if it is not formally shown at the festival as per the filmmaker's request.

Always good to have a detailed press kit page when you submit.

Overall Rating
  • Suzan Satterfield

    Our short film, "Return of the Buffalo," won Best Cinematography! We're so excited to have our hard work recognized and it was so rewarding to watch the reviewers comments. What a brilliant idea to give filmmakers feedback during this time of limited in-person festival experience. Love, love, love this festival!

    September 2021
  • Τhe idea of making these audience reactions videos is brilliant! And makes your festival experience stand out. Thank you.

    June 2021
  • Kurt Gerard Heinlein

    The festival has a a wonderful mission!

    April 2021