Newburyport Waterfront

Coming on May 18th - The 2014 Earth Port Film Festival

Eight short films focused on creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action have been selected for screening. Details about the films are available here.

This year’s film selections include films from Germany and Indonesia, as well as one filmed in our own backyard, Plum Island. You’ll see coral reef restoration in Indonesia, visit with climate refugees in Burkina Faso, hear the voices of Gwich’in women in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, meet Plum Island residents confronting the impacts of erosion, experience the lives of the the last residents of Borschemich, Germany, and walk with a herbalist and environmental “fracking” activist in Montana.

A pre-show reception with light refreshments begins at 6:00 PM and film screenings begin at 7:00 PM. Tickets prices are $10 for students and $15 for adults in advance ($12 and $17 at the door). Tickets for the festival can be purchased from the Firehouse Box Office at Market Square, by phone at 978-462-7336 or online at www.firehouse.org.

The Earth Port Film Festival was founded by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport, inspired by a desire to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media. The intent of the film festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues. Proceeds from the Earth Port Film Festival are used to support the training and skill development of Newburyport youth and adults in the art of communicating via film and television.

Now in its third year the festival is well on its way to becoming a community tradition.

Festivalgoers have said:

  “… what has impressed me is the quality of the films”

“ … it was so inspiring … I just couldn’t believe it.”



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