“We created a Film Festival that not only creates awareness, but also creates impact.”
– Michael Cain –
EarthxFilm Festival 2019
A Film by Conservation Filmmaker
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.
EarthxFilm Box Office
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
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
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.
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.
Make a Film.
Be a Planet Hero.
Youth Filmmaker Competition Open for submissions January 28 to March 23.
Calling all filmmakers ages 11-22 and grades 1-5 for class projects
- Create a Film to compete for up to $3500 in cash prizes including
- $1000 Individual Grandprize
- $1000 School Prize for the school with the most entries
Write, create, and produce a film that answers the question:
How is Climate Change impacting you?
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
Films you can’t afford to miss
Sunday, April 21 | 5:45 p.m.
The Black Mambas is an all-female anti-poaching unit based in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where members are tasked with the crucial job of saving their country’s threatened rhino population from extinction.
Friday, April 26 | 6:30 p.m.
When photojournalist Pete Mcbride and author Kevin Fedarko set out to hike the entire length of the Grand Canyon, they learn the hard way why only a handful of humans have pulled off the feat.
Saturday, April 27 | 2 p.m.
There are free-range chickens and then, there is Tungrus, a type of rooster that roams around an Indian apartment causing chaos and crapping indiscriminately. This brilliant, dynamic short follows the family who has adopted a bird, ostensibly to be eaten, that somehow turned into a beloved pet. Or has it?
Sunday, April 28 | 3 p.m.
Every year in Canada’s far north, the polar bears of Western Hudson Bay are forced onshore in summer when the sea ice melts. In recent decades, their time on land has increased with the acceleration of climate change’s effects, putting them at risk for starvation, human interactions and death.
Friday, April 19 | 11:30 a.m.
Jess Kilroy spent years touring as a musician, but something was missing. So she branched out to become a field recordist. Today, she records the soundscapes of open lands and incorporates those auditory elements into her music.
“EarthxFilm Festival is a place where you might run into Kevin Sorbo on the ‘green carpet’ or Buzz Aldrin in the restroom.”
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 SponsorsOur 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
Special screenings every fourth Monday of each month that impact hearts and minds in matters of conservation and sustainability.
“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
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.
Best FeatureBIRD OF PREY$3000Director: Eric Liner
Impact AwardPERMAFROST NOW$2500Director: Stash Wislocki
Impact AwardCHASING THE THUNDER$2500Co-Director: Marc Levin
Impact AwardCHASING THE THUNDER$2500Co-Director: Mark Benjamin
Special MentionALBATROSSDirector: Chris Jordan
Earth CatalystTHE HUMAN ELEMENT$2500Director: Matthew Testa
Earth CatalystGROUNDED$2500Director: Gabrielle Piamonte
Creative StorytellingTHE LAST HONEY HUNTER$2000Director: Ben Knight
Best ShortTHE CURVE OF TIME$3000Director: Jordan Manley
Best Short FilmDITCH THE VAN$2000Director: Mallory Cunningham