The Frome International Climate Film Festival is the FIRST and ONLY dedicated FREE international film festival for films relating to all aspects of the CLIMATE and what it means to you and me, as we believe there should be NO BARRIERS to green change.
Through film we raise awareness of the climate crisis and the need to urgently change, we also most importantly support personal change and provide pathways to change through sharing knowledge through film to educate and to reduce personal ecoanxiety.
Remember change starts with you, 'through little things we can do big things together'
As a festival we Connect, Share, Support and Inspire Green Change through Film
Those selected for the festival by our panel of judges will be ALL be screened during the festival with the CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS, of the prestigious CLIMATE AWARDS, being showcased at the RED CARPET award ceremony, then we will all celebrate at the post awards party with local bands.
To inspire people:
To create films to shout about the environment, while connecting, sharing knowledge, supporting and inspiring others to change
Inclusive ‘FREE - NO BARRIERS’:
-To be the catalyst for a green cultural change through film, music, media, knowledge sharing and arts.
-To raise awareness of the local green environmental projects and activities through film and to connect local communities, providing a voice for them
-To connect, train and to share knowledge supporting people on their pathway
-To challenge, promote and to inspire change
-The delivery of the mission will be green and sustainable in all that we do.
Inclusive; Open; People and family orientated; Respectful; Supportive; Fun loving; Caring; Safe environment to share your views
AWARDS AND PRIZES
1. All accepted into the festival will receive the festival laurels
2. Category Award winners will each receive AN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE AWARD, a carved wooden sculpture by our resident local sculpturer and a TREE to plant
3. As a festival we also reward with festival laurels films which have been identified as COMMENDED and HIGHLY COMMENDED by our judges
ENTRIES are FREE
FORMAT for entries the same as YOUTUBE, use your phone and let's get filming. (MP4 file type and also recommends h.264 video codec and aspect ration of 16:9) Shout if you need help. You can only enter on category.
Best Under 16 yrs
Best Over 16 yrs
Best Student Film
Best Short Film Under 5 minutes
Best Social Media Film
Best Female Director
Best Male Director
Best LGBTQ Director
Best Educational (Pathway) Film
Best First Time Film Maker
NetZero Award (lowest carbon footprint)
(Please state if you are a First Time Film Maker)
Films can also be accepted from Schools, Groups, Clubs and associations where there is a mix of age groups, but please state.
FILMS to be transferred to festival organisers by WeTransfer, once accepted into the festival as they need to be download by the festival organisers for screening.
WHAT TO FIRST:
Send a message to the organisers detailing;
Your name, film name, film submission category, short description, film duration, who was involved and when the film was made (must have been between May 2023 and 1st April 2024). Any problems then email the organisers via the Climate Film Festival website submission enquiries button below or contact page if there is a problem/query.
Film makers under the age of 16 years, your films must be submitted by a parent, guardian or through your school.
All films must also have the permission of all parties involved in the film and/or depicted in the film before the film is submitted to Frome International Climate Film Festival.