Announcing the 2013 Earth Port Film Festival
Inspired by a desire to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media, PortMedia and Transition Newburyport announce the 2013 Earth Port Film Festival to be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 21, 2013.
Back for a second year, the festival’s focus is on discovering, inspiring, catalyzing, or documenting environmental action through short, independent films and video. This year’s festival, guided by the 2013 Earth Day theme “The Face of Climate Change” will incorporate films that build awareness of the causes and impacts of climate change and how these challenges are being addressed. The Earth Port Film Festival is an Earth Day Network partner.
Take a virtual trip around the U.S. and beyond, to learn how people around the globe are addressing climate change and other ecosystem issues — from a student environmental justice activist in Boston, to an Inupiat community protecting the Arctic waters; an off-grid community in India undergoing an energy revolution, to a young woman in Kenya challenging a threat to a community’s water supply; from a mermaid’s poetic ode to a man’s unique tribute to his bicyclist father. These films will be screened along with other selected shorts.
The film festival is designed for all ages and several films were submitted by student filmmakers and/or feature young people, including “Frog, Chemical, Water, You,” “Bottle vs. Tap” and “Kids Can See It, Why Can’t We.”
The festival will take place at the beautiful Firehouse Center for the Arts. Newburyport is an historic New England seaport community of 17,000 people with a strong tradition of independent journalism, support for the arts and a commitment to the environment. The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a vibrant, waterfront theater and cultural center in downtown Newburyport.