About GNG Green Earth Film Festival

Celebrating its sixth year, the GNG Green Earth Film Festival is a place for filmmakers of all experience levels—from seasoned industry professionals to passionate students— to come together and share, screen and discuss their eco-conscious films with like-minded individuals. We believe in the power of film to start conversations and effect positive change in the environment. The GNG Green Earth Film Festival strives to uphold that idea through high-quality screenings, fascinating discussions with the filmmakers and meaningful partnerships with nonprofit organizations benefiting from the festival.

The GNG Green Earth Festival is made possible by The Gottlieb Native Garden, Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television and Loyola Marymount's Center for Urban Resilience.

The Founders of The GNG Green Earth Film Festival are Dan and Susan Gottlieb.

Cash prizes will be awarded in four categories:

Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence ($1000)
Best Feature ($1000)
Best Short ($500)
Audience Choice ($500)
LMU CURes/SFTV Student Award ($500)

Criteria:
• Submissions must illustrate an environmental theme and be informative, educational or inspirational
• All films submitted must have been completed in 2016, 2017 or 2018
• Submissions should be no longer than 120 minutes
• All submissions must include a completed application. The submission is Free.
• Must submit trailer
• Must submit 3-5 high-resolution images as jpg, eps, tiff or psd (at a resolution of 300 dpi)
• Films must be in English or have English subtitles
• All films must be submitted by URL link. Filmmakers must submit a working link to an online version of their film on an external site (i.e. your own website, Vimeo, etc.) and any necessary passwords to view the link AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION. This link must be active and working through October 31, 2018. DO NOT send a DVD copy; DVDs will not be considered. If any changes are made to the access of your film's link, you MUST contact us with the updated information, or your film may be disqualified from consideration.

The GNG Green Earth Film Festival is permitted non-exclusive limited use of film titles, trailers, posters and film excerpts for promotional use including online, print or broadcast media. Filmmaker (Applicant) fully retains all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual property. By submitting the film, the Applicant warrants that he/she is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Films accepted into the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department. Applicant agrees that all necessary rights for both picture and sound have been secured, and no infringements of any rights will occur by exhibiting the film.

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  • Alan Lacy

    The G2 Green Earth Film Festival is one of those unique festivals that you will always remember. What Jared Nigro and his team are doing is nothing short of Inspiring. They bring in high quality films that focus on important issues in conservation from many different environmental disciplines. Not only do they screen these great films, but they also present high quality presentations on these issues for further engagement. I would highly recommend this festival for any filmmakers looking for a unique way of getting their films out to the world.

    November 2017
  • Jierel Almario

    This is an excellent festival! The events were very well organized, the venue is great, and the films shown were very compelling. Communication also was very prompt and helpful. Jared and his team are amazing!!

    October 2017
  • Jassim Al Rumaihi

    Never got updated whether my film got accepted or not. It stayed "inconsideration" for a while ...

    October 2016
  • Efren Del Rosal

    Attention was very good, the festival has quality material and is very attentive.

    August 2016
  • This Festival was a treat to be part of the selection process. They were very informative thru every step of the process. It was done in a very professional manner with clear and detailed information communicated to the participating films submitted. They made the competition to be selected fun and exhilarating given the information that was provided on a regular basis. With one of the world's largest list of films submitted into one Festival, more than 1300 Films being Selected as one of the 125 Semi-Finalists was exciting and rewarding. We hope to be able to participate again in this film and more so if they expand the duration of the event to allow a larger amount of films being selected in their future events. Thanks again for having added our film to the list of excellent films that were considered.

    August 2016