The 2017 Earth Port Film Festival is Open for Submissions!
Our festival, now in it’s 6th year, screens short films that tell engaging and inspiring stories of people and communities around the world taking action to address the environmental challenges facing the Earth today. We accept all film genres — animation, documentary, music videos, comedy, fantasy — from youth and adult film makers. What do we mean by short? We offer an opportunity for screening films that are less than 20 minutes in length.
This year we have added a special competition for a 90 second or less video on the theme “Plastic Straws – What a Waste!“ For full details see the press release.
The festival will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 23, 2017. We are an Earth Day Network partner.
Submissions will be accepted from filmmakers of all ages and awards are given for Best Short Film, Best Very Short Film, Best Young Filmmaker, Best Special Issue Film and Audience Choice. Details and submission deadlines are listed on our website at www.earthportfilm.org. Winning films and other selected entries will be screened at the festival.
Newburyport is a vibrant, thriving, historic New England seaport community of 17,000 people with a strong tradition of support for the arts and a commitment to the environment. It is a Commonwealth Green Community. The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a waterfront theater and cultural center in the Newburyport Cultural District.
The Earth Port Film Festival is an Earth Day Network partner event.