Special screenings every fourth Monday of each month that impact hearts and minds in matters of conservation and sustainability.
“We created a Film Festival that not only creates awareness, but also creates impact.”
– Michael Cain –
EarthxFilm Festival 2019
on Opening Night
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.
Film Festival Features
Tickets & Schedule
“EarthxFilm Festival is a place where you might run into Kevin Sorbo on the ‘green carpet’ or Buzz Aldrin in the restroom.”
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
A Directory of EarthxFilm Festival Participants
EarthxFilm exists due to the tireless efforts of the EARTHLINGS as they are affectionately known, an impressive line-up that includes film makers, directors, producers, writers and financiers of environmental and conservation films and interactive projects that represent a broad spectrum of initiatives and efforts around the globe.
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Every fourth Monday of the month, EarthxFilm presents Movie Mondays—screenings that will impact hearts and minds in matters of conservation and sustainability. Summer screenings will highlight documentaries, features and shorts from the EarthxFilmFestival. We’ll also have special screenings throughout the year from filmmakers whose work inspires viewers to protect the environment.
Friday – April 26th – Statler Hotel Dallas, TX
The eco-star-studded evening will celebrate progress, hope, and innovation in a global shift toward a sustainable and secure future and will benefit year-round educational activities and environmental awareness.
Go on wild, immersive journeys, like swimming with dolphins, dancing with flamingos, exploring remote islands and defending wildlife in the African jungle. Experience scores of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality projects and educational workshops in our interactive zone and throughout the Expo.
The 2019 EathxMusic Stage at Fair Park will play host to a stellar lineup of free outdoor shows performed by Texas bands and artists from many different genres. Join us on Sunday for Record Swap Day!
Make a Film.
Be a Planet Hero.
Youth Filmmaker Competition Open for submissions January 28 to March 17.
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?
EarthX Interactive is one of the world’s most engaging virtual reality experiences, taking audiences on exciting immersive journeys. From swimming with dolphins and dancing with flamingos, to rescuing turtles at one of the most remote locations on earth, or trekking through African wilderness to defend wildlife – it’s all in a days viewing at EarthxInteractive.
- 7 World Premieres
- 36 Interactive Experiences
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual Reality
- Mixed Reality
- Immersive Experiences
- Interactive Walls
- and More!
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, is the best festival in the country to screen an environmental film and have it seen by people who are not in the choir.”
The EarthxLeague connects you with a knowledge base of information and stories about how people and organizations are at work to create a sustainable world for all life and future generations.Here you will find people who share your passion and who are focused on environmental education and awareness. Join us in making the EarthxLeague the world’s largest environmental experience for sharing the latest stories and information about the initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies, and corporate practices that are reshaping our world.
Change Happens Here.
EarthX partners with innovative organizations across multiple industries that are committed to sustainability and making the world a cleaner, better place. Our partners are leading the way in making our world a more eco-friendly place, for now and the future.
Helping Palau Go Green
EarthX has partnered with GridMarket, a web platform designed to help the Republic of Palau achieve 45% renewable energy generation by 2025. The partnership will focus solar photovoltaics, wind power, and battery storage.
Paving the Way for Corporate America.
A hand-picked group of top change-makers convene at EarthX for the Future 500 Summit to explore how best to find common ground, build trust, resolve conflict, and mobilize markets and philanthropy to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges.
EarthX Leads Pledge to Strike Out Straws.
Over 500 million single-use plastic straws made from petroleum are used every day in the U.S. Once discarded, they require over 200 years to break down, which adds to plastic debris in our landfills and oceans.
Plant Trees. Change Lives.
EarthX is partnering with Trees for the Future, a Maryland-based nonprofit that is committed to ending hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and to empowering rural communities around the globe to take action to protect the environment.
Leading by Example.
EarthX partnered with Occidental Petroleum Corporation to host the EarthX Responsible Oil & Gas Conference, covering initiatives and technologies that can enable oil and gas companies to achieve sustainability in their operations.
Leading the Way on Sustainable Energy.
Energy giant Shell is all about delivering efficient, environmentally friendly solutions to meet society’s energy demands. And as part of that commitment, has partnered with EarthX to highlight several of Shell’s conservation initiatives.
Taking Hydration and Nutrition to a New Level
EarthX was instrumental in connecting Equinox Harvest, makers of natural birch waters, to TetraPak, an industry leader in cardboard drink packaging.
Caretakers of Repellency.
EarthX was instrumental in Accuro AgriServices joining forces with the JJ Barea Foundation Hurricane Maria Relief Fund, a crowdfunding campaign for relief efforts in Puerto Rico to donate all-organic pest control spray.
Veterans + Farming = Progress
EarthX was involved when FARM (Farmers Assisting Returning Military) received a home donated by the Veterans Community Project, an organization that provides transitional housing for veterans.
Planting the Seeds of Environmental Change.
EarthX was proud to support the Great Seed Bomb of the Native Prairies Association of Texas established by the Dallas Parks Foundation.
Turning Awareness to Action in Art and Media
To engage and inspire future generations to protect our planet, we have engaged 17,000 students in environmental programs and partnered with Big Thought to develop a K-12 STEAM-based environmental curriculum.
Protecting Our World with Organic Pest Control.
EarthX events helped consumers find green pest control options from partner Eco Friends Pest Control, which makes eco-friendly pest control options with zero synthetic chemicals and educates people on green solutions.
Sustainability is Not a Destination.
When Maria Boccalandro attended the first EarthX (then Earth Day Dallas) in 2011, she stopped by for a visit to the Dallas County Community College District exhibit booth.
Strengthening the Spirit with Yoga, Dogs, and Dirt
The Warrior Spirit Project was an EarthxPitch Veteran Winner. Their mission is to restore the soul and strengthen the spirit of veterans and first responders through Yoga, Dogs, Dirt, and meaningful community engagement.
Let's Be Friends. Let’s Collaborate.
EarthX is proud to partner with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in roundtable discussions at our events and look forward to collaborating with them on areas of transmission grid modernization and energy storage.