EarthxFilm announces growth on all fronts including a 65% increase in attendance from the inaugural year
EarthxFilm, presented by EarthX, reported today on the growth of the environmentally focused film festival in their 2nd year, including a 65% increase in attendance from the first year. The festival wrapped things up on Sunday, April 22, by handing out the first awards ever presented by the fest, including cash prizes totaling $37,000. A portion of the prize funds directly benefited the environmental organizations and efforts that the films themselves explored or profiled. The award-winning films were led by Chanda Chevannes’s UNFRACTURED, which was selected as EarthxFilm’s $5,000 Best Feature Film Jury Prize, and Eric Liner’s BIRD OF PREY, which took home the $3,000 Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
EarthxFilm, presented by EarthX announces Full Schedule for 2nd edition of the fest (April 13-22)
EarthxFilm presented by EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas), today announced the full slate of films and VR presentations for the environmentally focused film festival’s 2nd edition at Fair Park and theaters throughout Dallas, Texas on April 13-22. Following a “Kick-Off” week of special screenings and events from April 13-18, Louie Psyihoyos’s THE GAME CHANGERS will be the official Opening Night selection for a Gala Presentation on Thursday, April 19, at the Wyly Theatre in the Dallas Arts District. Among the 21 feature films, 33 shorts, 19 mixed reality films and series, are films that investigate the state of our environment, profile the people on the front lines that work to protect it, look at the animals and creatures that live in it, and place audiences in places all around the world to get a first-hand view of lands, and waters around the world that oftentimes have an effect on what is going on in our own backyards.
EarthxFilm Announces Online Student Film Competition and Strike Out Straws campaign
EarthxFilm presented by EarthX (formerly Earth Day Texas) today announced the details for their 2018 Online Short Film Competition for students, ages 12 to 21, offering a total of $12,000 in prize money for the winning filmmakers. Also announced was a year-round effort to STRIKE OUT STRAWS starting with EarthxFilm’s own event (April 13-22) and continuing with an educational awareness campaign through local area schools and businesses. The goal is to replace, remove, and/or prevent the use of at least one million single use plastic straws in North Texas in 2018.