Lead Sponsor and Cash Prize Announcement


Beach and Nature Company Demonstrates Commitment to Environment

Earth Port Film Festival Announces Cash Prizes for Festival Winners


February 28, 2012, Newburyport, Massachusetts –

PortMedia is pleased to announce that Beach and Nature Company, whose line of nature oriented products create awareness and promote interaction with our environment, has come on board as the Lead Sponsor of the Earth Port Film Festival.  “This is the perfect venue for us to support our mission of environmental awareness by promoting independent film makers that share the same vision,” said Andrea Montoni, President of Beach and Nature Company.  The Earth Port Film Festival will screen short films about the environment and the environmental movement on May 12, 2012 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts.

“As a result of Beach and Nature Company’s sponsorship of the Earth Port Film Festival, we are now able to award cash prizes for Festival winners,” said Sarah Hayden, Executive Director of PortMedia, the principal organizer of the festival.  “Each of the winners for Adult-produced film categories will be awarded a cash prize of $500 by the Festival jury.  Student-produced film winners will be awarded $250.  And, at the evening screenings on May 12, 2012, an Audience Choice Award of $500 will be determined by Festival attendees.”

With today’s announcement of cash prizes, the deadline for film submissions communicating Earth Day 2012’s theme of “Mobilize the Earth™” is being extended to April 5, 2012.  For information about the Earth Port Film Festival, and to learn how to submit a film, visit www.EarthPortFilm.org, or contact Joe DiBiase, PortMedia’s Director of Development at joe@EarthPortFilm.org.  For more information about Beach and Nature Company, visit www.BeachandNatureCo.com.

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