The third annual Climate Action Film Festival (CAFF) by SunCommon is once again accepting independent film submissions for a short film showcase to be debuted in 2022. CAFF (est. 2019) is the first festival of its kind to exclusively feature storytelling around solutions and direct action rather than simply the science and impacts of the climate crisis.

“After a successful digital event series in 2021, we’re ready to bring an enhanced CAFF 3.0 to the big screen in 2022! There is clearly a huge desire to engage with climate action through filmmaking and we’re expanding our mission to inspire action through the power of film. We’re equally committed to promoting independent filmmaking and grassroots insights as we are committed to climate solutions.” says Patrick McCormack, Storyteller at SunCommon and CAFF Creative Director.

In 2021, CAFF featured conversations with Jane Fonda, Bill McKibben, Jennifer Wickham of the Gidimt’en clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, and award winning filmmakers like Anjali Nayar, Tom Mustill, and more.

The 2022 Film Selection and guest speakers will be announced in early 2022 with the event taking place in March of 2022.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short film at no cost before the Nov. 30th deadline.

Climate Action Film Festival Rules & Terms

Submission and acceptance into the Climate Action Film Festival indicates that the Climate Action Film Festival has the right to use still images and film 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 on a variety of streaming platforms and at a variety of venues on an ongoing basis for the duration of the festival season.

Submitting to the Climate Action Film Festival grants SunCommon (the festival creator) the right to host your film (with credit to the creators and end credits attached) on streaming platforms.

Entrants grant the festival organizers the right to use clips of your film for festival trailers and promotional materials.

Submissions accepted into the festival may not be withdrawn after acceptance.

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.

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 and solely the responsibility of filmmakers.