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turning environmental awareness into action through films and emerging media

APRIL 19-28

A 10 day Film Festival and GlobalGala showcasing films, VR and interactive media from top filmmakers and conservationists from around the globe that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment.

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“We created a Film Festival that not only creates awareness, but also creates impact.”

– Michael Cain –
President, EarthxFilm

EarthxFilm Festival 2019


A Film by Conservation Filmmaker

Ben Masters
Thursday, April 25
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science


Filmmaker Ben Masters’ film, THE RIVER AND THE WALL, follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas with NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, Ornithologist Heather Mackey, River Guide Austin Alvarado, and Conservationist Jay Kleberg.

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The Experience

EarthX Interactive takes visitors on wild immersive journeys — dive with endangered whales, surf with dolphins, care for rescued baby elephants, travel to space with NASA, clean up our ocean and discover the most remote regions of our planet — all in virtual and augmented reality.

Explore nature, experience adventure and protect endangered species and the planet — through exciting emerging art, media and technology.

  • 6 World Premieres
  • 48 Interactive experiences + additional experiences throughout the expo
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Interactive Walls



Free Outdoor Screening, University of Texas Dallas

Tuesday, April 23, 8:30 p.m.
Director Slater Jewell-Kemker will appear at University of Texas Dallas for a lively outdoor screening of her film, Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement.

Common Ground Community Dinner: A Celebration of Food, Film and Community

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
$50 @ Dallas Farmers Market

Common Ground, presented by Food Maven, is a pop-up community dinner that celebrates the stories of food and the people working in innovative ways to produce, deliver and prepare it. A screening of the heart-warming agricultural documentary The Biggest Little Farm (91 min.) will follow music and dinner. EarthxFilm is hosting this event in partnership with Food Maven.

EarthxFilm Panel Discussions

Friday, April 26
Saturday, April 27
Sunday, April 28
FREE. In Fair Park

Join us for a series of free panel discussions featuring the festival’s filmmakers and experts in the field.

Family Friendly Events and Screenings

With Family Friendly shorts programs, interactive experiences and even a picnic at the Trinity River Audubon Center, EarthxFilm has something for everybody in your family.

Student Film Competition

Through educational initiatives such as our youth film competitions, EarthxFilm provides youth with the tools to become the next heroes for our planet.

Meet the Filmmakers

Get to know the directors behind the films at this year’s festival.

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EarthxFilm Festival 2019


Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement

With Director Slater Jewell-Kemker
Monday, April 22
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema


Celebrate Earth Day in Dallas with a special screening of the inspiring documentary Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker will be in attendance and afterwards, there will be a gathering celebrating the 50th Earth Day

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Events & Screenings

Short Film Programs

Short takes on the environment and free screenings of films from the EarthxEdu student film competition.

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Trinity River Audubon Center Family Picnic–Friday, April 19

Join EarthxFilm and the Trinity River Audubon Center for a free picnic and a guided hike.

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Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker will be in attendance and afterwards, there will be a celebration of the 50th Earth Day.

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Be an EarthxFilm Cub Reporter–April 26-28 at Fair Park

With direction from professional filmmakers, kids and young adults will get in front of the camera and behind the scenes to learn filmmaking basics, producing reports from the field at EarthX.

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Attend a Free Screening of Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef – Monday, April 22

Join EarthxFilm for a free screening of Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

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“EarthxFilm Festival is a place where you might run into Kevin Sorbo on the ‘green carpet’ or Buzz Aldrin in the restroom.”



An Eco-Star-Studded Evening of Elegance

Friday, April 26 • 6:30PM - 11:00PM

An eco-star-studded evening of elegance that will celebrate progress, hope, innovation and a global shift toward a more sustainable future for all. Proceeds from this GlobalGala will go towards year-round educational activities and environmental awareness.

About EarthxFilm

EarthxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Our goal is to turn awareness into action, through art and motion picture media including documentaries, film shorts and virtual reality, and to partner with environmental, film and entertainment organizations across the globe.


  • Water & Ocean
  • Climate Change
  • Energy & Transportation
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Cities & Urban Areas
  • Environmental Justice

EarthxFilm Sponsors

Our sponsors play a vital role in bringing our environmental awareness efforts to life through their generous support of the EarthXFilmFestival. With the generosity and involvement of sponsoring businesses and organizations, the EarthX community is able to further the mission of creating solutions and promoting innovations for safeguarding the future of our planet.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners

Year-Round Programming


Special screenings every fourth Monday of each month that impact hearts and minds in matters of conservation and sustainability. 

The Human Element

February 25 – 7PM
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 3200 Darnell St, Fort Worth, Texas

Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, coal mining, and the changes in the air we breathe.



March 25 – 7PM
Cinepolis Victory Park 2365 Victory Park Ln Dallas, Texas

A hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart, UNFRACTURED follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into a an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.

EarthxFilm, is the best festival in the country to screen an environmental film and have it seen by people who are not in the choir.”

EarthxFilm Festival 2018
Award Winners

In 2018 EarthxFilm handed out cash prizes totaling $37,000 to winning filmmakers with a portion of those funds going directly to the environmental organizations and efforts that the films themselves explored or profiled.

Best Feature Film


Award – $5000

Canadian filmmaker, writer and educator Chanda Chevannes is passionate about social change. Her hopeful documentary,  UNFRACTURED, follows biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable. It’s about fighting for something you believe in with your whole heart.

Chanda Chevannes

Best FeatureBIRD OF PREY$3000

Director: Eric Liner

Impact AwardPERMAFROST NOW$2500

Director: Stash Wislocki


Co-Director: Marc Levin


Co-Director: Mark Benjamin

Special MentionALBATROSS

Director: Chris Jordan

Earth CatalystTHE HUMAN ELEMENT$2500

Director: Matthew Testa

Earth CatalystGROUNDED$2500

Director: Gabrielle Piamonte

Creative StorytellingTHE LAST HONEY HUNTER$2000

Director: Ben Knight

Best ShortTHE CURVE OF TIME$3000

Director: Jordan Manley

Best Short FilmDITCH THE VAN$2000

Director: Mallory Cunningham


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