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EarthxFilm Festival 2019 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

COOKED:
SURVIVAL BY ZIP CODE

Award – $5000

What’s the best way to prepare for a disaster? In today’s era of mega-storms, raging wildfires and record-breaking floods, that question is on the minds of many. In a film adapted from Eric Kinenberg’s book HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, director Judith A. Helfand takes viewers on a journey from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave to the extreme weather and the politics of disaster that define today’s modern era, posing the question: What if a zip code was just a number and not a life-or-death sentence?

Director:
Judith Helfand

Jury Awards

Earth Catalyst

THE CLIMATE
STORY LAB
$4000

Directors:
Patricia Finnerman
Jeff Orlowski

Best Short Film

UNIONTOWN
$3000

Director:
Fraser Jones

Impact Award

SEA OF SHADOWS
$2000

Director:
Richard Ladkani

Award Beneficiary
Elephant Action League
Andrea Crosta

Impact Award

GHOST FLEET
$2000

Directors:
Shannon Service
Jeffrey Waldron

Award Beneficiary
Labor Rights Promotion Network
Patima Tungpuchayakul

Creative Storytelling

WILDLAND
$1000

Director:
Alex Jablonski

Audience Awards

Special Mention

Best Feature Film - Tie

THE RIVER AND THE WALL
$1000

Director:
Ben Masters

Best Feature Film - Tie

WATSON
$1000

Director:
Lesley Chilcott

Best Short Film

THE ROAD TO THE PHOTO ARK
$1000

Director:
Josie Swantek Heitz

Special Mention

KIFARU

Director:
David Hamdbridge

Special Mention

DETROIT HIVES

Director:
Palmer Morse

Special Mention

THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER

Director:
Rory WT

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

Unfractured

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.

Director:
Chanda Chevannes
Best Feature

BIRD OF PREY
$3000

Director:
Eric Liner

Impact Award

PERMAFROST NOW
$2500

Director:
Stash Wislocki

Impact Award

CHASING THE THUNDER
$2500

Co-Director:
Marc Levin

Impact Award

CHASING THE THUNDER
$2500

Co-Director:
Mark Benjamin

Special Mention

ALBATROSS

Director:
Chris Jordan

Earth Catalyst

THE HUMAN ELEMENT
$2500

Director:
Matthew Testa

Earth Catalyst

GROUNDED
$2500

Director:
Gabrielle Piamonte

Creative Storytelling

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER
$2000

Director:
Ben Knight

Best Short

THE CURVE OF TIME
$3000

Director:
Jordan Manley

Best Short Film

DITCH THE VAN
$2000

Director:
Mallory Cunningham

Did You Miss a Film You Wanted to See at the EarthxFilmFestival 2019?

 Catch them here:
The American Farm
The Black Mambas
Chasing Monsters
A Letter to Congress
Earthrise
Grizzly Country
Paris to Pittsburgh
A New View of the Moon
Renewal: Think Like a Scientist
The River and the Wall
SharkWater Extinction
Sonic Sea
Treeline
The Biggest Little Farm
Cooked the Film
“We created a Film Festival that not only creates awareness, but also creates impact.”

– Michael Cain –
President, EarthxFilm

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Mixed Reality • Virtual Reality • Augmented Reality • EXPERIENCE REALITY

At EXPO 2019, EarthXR took visitors on wild immersive journeys – diving with endangered whales, surfing with dolphins, taking care of rescued baby elephants, exploring outer space with NASA, and exploring the most remote areas of the earth – all in virtual and augmented reality. Audiences explored nature, experienced adventure and protected endangered species and the planet – all through exciting and emerging art, media and technology.

EarthXR presented more than 40 virtual, augmented and mixed reality projects and educational workshops in the EarthXR area in Centennial Hall and at satellite locations throughout the EXPO.

 

  • 6 World Premieres
  • 48 Interactive Experiences
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mixed Reality
  • Immersive Experiences
  • Interactive Walls

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FESTIVAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS - 2019

Sold-out Screening of Youth Unstoppable

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker’s appeared at a lively, sold-out screening of her film, Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement at the University of Texas Dallas..

Common Ground Community Dinner

A sold-out celebration of food, film, and community at Dallas Farmers Market presented by Food Maven. This community dinner celebrated stories of food and people working in innovative ways to produce, deliver and prepare it. A screening of the heart-warming agricultural documentary The Biggest Little Farm followed the music and dinner.

EarthxFilm Panel Discussions

Sold-out panel discussion events at Fair Park featured the festival’s filmmakers and experts in the field. Join us next year at Earthx2020.

Family Friendly Events and Screenings

Family-Friendly short programs, interactive experiences and even a picnic at the Trinity River Audubon Center, EarthxFilm had something for everybody.

Student Film Competition

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

EarthxFilm Half Earth Day Youth Film Competition

HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE WORLD?

Voting opens Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6 p.m.
The 2019 EarthxFilm Half-Earth Day Youth Film Competition is closed for entries.

We asked youth to give us their creative ideas to help the Planet. To let us know your favorite film and help determine the Social Media Award Winner, go to Planet911.org. There you may cast your votes for the Youth Film that has the best idea to help save our planet.

The filmmaker whose film has the most votes will win the Social Media Award and receive a $250 cash prize. Voting starts at 6 PM central time, Monday, November 4, 2019 and ends at midnight central time Monday Nov. 18. You may vote for more than one film and you may vote daily. Only one vote per film per day will be accepted.

All films are still eligible for other prizes as stated in the rules in guidelines on the Planet911 website.

Please check back soon for details about the next EarthxFilm Competition!

EarthxFilm Festival 2019

EARTHDAY SCREENING

Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement


With Director Slater Jewell-Kemker
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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2019 Family Friendly
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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Be an EarthxFilm Cub Reporter 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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Free Earth Day Screening
Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement

Director Slater Jewell-Kemker was in attendance and afterward, there was a celebration of the 50th Earth Day.

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Trinity River Audubon Center Family Picnic

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

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Free Screening of Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef

EarthxFilm held a free screening of Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef 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.”

PARTY FOR A NEW TOMORROW!

An Eco-Star-Studded Evening of Elegance

EarthxGlobalGala

Friday, April 24, 2020 • 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 SOLD OUT event will go towards year-round educational activities and environmental awareness.

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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.

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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
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.”

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