Planet in Focus, now in its 19th year, is Canada’s leading environmental film organization showcasing and promoting outstanding environmental films and videos in all genres (documentaries, dramatic, experimental, short films, features and animation) by Canadian and international filmmakers.

Planet in Focus operates year-round producing Canada’s largest environmental film festival every fall in Toronto, as well as bringing environmental films to communities and schools across the country and internationally through our Touring Programs; and spearheading a pan-industry program to reduce the environmental footprint of the film and television industry, Green Screen Initiative.

Film Awards:
- Best Canadian Short Film
- Best Canadian Feature Film
- Best International Short Film
- Best International Feature Film
- Mark Haslam Award for an under-represented community

We present a full-day Industry Conference during the festival - including workshops, networking, panels, and a Master Class. The Green Pitch Award for a new production - $25,000+ cash and in-kind

Deadline: May 11, 2018

- Only films completed after January 1st, 2016 will be considered for official selection
- All foreign language films must have English subtitles
- All entries are eligible to be added to our Green Film Market Mediatheque without additional costs to the applicant. The Green Market is an on-site viewing room (mediatheque) that is accessible only to accredited industry guests (distributors, buyers and filmmakers) for the purposes of acquisition and programming.
- Submissions are not returned. All submissions are added to the Planet in Focus Fonds (archive) based at York University

Overall Rating
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    Bart Simpson

    Great festival with knowledgeable staff and good curation for the genre.

    October 2017
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    Eve Morgenstern

    I was not able to attend this festival unfortunately! I know from people in the industry that this is considered a very good environmental film festival. The communication was attentive and frequent. The publicity was great. They were able to get my film reviewed in three different publications. I'm sure if I had attended it would have been a great experience. They plan parties and events that make the festival great fun for the filmmakers. They also pay for travel and hotel. Apply!

    June 2017