EARTHxFilm Edu

  • ONLINE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
  • 72 Hour Film Race
  • How to Make a Film Workshop
  • Filmmaking Classes
ONLINE SHORT FILM COMPETITION

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000: FIRST ANNUAL ONLINE SHORT FILM COMPETITION AND AWARDS FOR DIGITAL GREEN FILMS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

EARTHxFilm presented by Earth Day Texas is launching its first annual online competition and awards for digital environmentally themed short films via social media.

Registration is now CLOSED. Vote for your favorite film:

Vote here
 

Winners will be announced at a special screening Sunday, April 23 at the Music Hall in Fair Park.

There is still time to enter the 72 Hour Film Race. Details below.

EARTHxFilm’s goal for the online film competition is to turn awareness into action by motivating and inspiring the next generation of environmental activists, storytellers and global leaders through the power of film. By showcasing films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate, and the environment made by inspired young filmmakers.

The open call for films will be from March 23 through April 16. Films must be 60 seconds or less in length. The competition is open to both documentary and narrative films. The top 20 films will be screened twice during the EARTHxFilm festival. On opening night at the inaugural EARTHxFilm premiere screening, April 20, and again Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 PM, at a special screening where the winners will be announced.

The grand prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. In addition to other prizes, there will be a $500 cash prize for the Audience Award winner. Earth Day Texas is expected to attract 150,000 attendees, with upwards of 1,500 expected to attend the opening night and awards screenings.

Our mission is to turn awareness into action through media. With strong educational programming, EARTHxFilm will showcase films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate and the environment.

Deadline: April 16, 2017, 11:59 PM

About the Competition

The objective of EarthxFilm’s Young Filmmakers Short Film Competition is to:
• Encourage and incentivize the next generation to be environmentally conscious
• Challenge young adults to think outside of the box to raise awareness
• Promote discussion involving environmental crises
• Drive young adults to take action and get involved in their communities
• Inspire young consumers to express themselves and explore their creativity using film and social media

How to submit your film

Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 12-17 or 18-21.

Films may be of any genre but need to be based on at least 1 of 4 topics:

  • CLIMATE & AIR
  • OCEANS & WATER
  • FORESTS & DEFORESTATION
  • TECHNOLOGY

All content submitted must be original or fall under Fair Use guidelines. This includes but is not limited to, footage, photo stills, animation, music, dialogue, and other creative means.

Films must be submitted via social media. Applicants must like or follow @EARTHxFilm on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram and use #EARTHxShorts for their film to be considered.

The top 20 films (based on social engagement and impressions) will be screened on opening night of EARTHxFilm and again at 4pm on Sunday, April 23rd. Finalists will be selected from each #EARTHxShorts category.

The Grand Prize winner will be selected by our panel of judges, comprised of filmmakers and environmental experts.

The Audience Award winner will be determined by the closing night audience. Another three winners will also be selected by the panel of judges – filmmakers and experts in the respective film topic.

All winners will be announced at the special screening on Sunday, April 23 at 4pm.

Cash prizes, donations made to organization of filmmaker’s choice, weekend film passes, scholarships and equipment are among the awards to be presented to the winners.

72 Hour Film Race

FIRST ANNUAL 72 HOUR FILM RACE AND AWARDS FOR GREEN SHORT FILMS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Teams Register at the EARTHxFilm Box Office.

Terms & Conditions

EARTHxFilm presented by Earth Day Texas is launching its first annual 72 Hour Film Race and awards for digital environmentally themed short films via social media.

EARTHxFilm’s goal for the 72 Hour Film Race is to turn awareness into action by navigating young filmmakers through the Earth Day Texas event, using a scavenger hunt that includes visiting several booths, vendors, and environmentally conscious experts and panel speakers to be included in their short films. This unique approach is designed to educate the next generation about their earth while allowing them to express themselves creatively through means of film and social media.

The race begins at noon on April 20 and the clock stops ticking at noon on April 23, when the call for submissions closes. Films must be 60 seconds or less in length and explore conservation, climate and the environment. The competition is open to both documentary and narrative films.

The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize. In addition to other prizes, there will be a $500 cash prize for the Audience Award winner. Earth Day Texas is expected to attract 150,000 attendees this year.

Our mission is to turn awareness into action through media. With strong educational programming, EARTHxFilm will showcase films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate and the environment.

How to Make a Film Workshop


 
Register here

In just four hours, young filmmakers will gain invaluable hands-on experience in all major areas of production. From story development to the big screen, this workshop has it all! Students will craft their narratives, create their shot lists, scout locations, produce, direct, operate cameras, record sound and assist in editing their short environmentally conscious films. This one-of-a-kind workshop is FREE to middle school, high school and college-aged students. Filmmakers and their families will be invited to attend a special screening of select films, with an audience, Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 PM!

WORKSHOPS

  • Youth How To Make A Film Workshop (Ages 12-15)
  • Young Adult How To Make A Film Workshop (Ages 16-21)
  • How To Make A Film On A Smartphone

Workshops will be held in the Automobile Building (Booths: 3315-3322) and Grand Place Building (Booths: 7313 through 7321).

Filmmaking Classes

These concentrated classes are geared towards the novice filmmaker. Ages 12 and up are invited to attend.

Available Saturday, 4/22 – Sunday, 4/23. Limited seats will be available!

How To Make A Green Documentary 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
How To Interview On Camera 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
How To Edit 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Filming Techniques 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Ask A Filmmaker 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Classes will be held in the Automobile Building (Booths: 3315-3322) and Grand Place Building (Booths: 7313 through 7321).