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11 Sep

NTCRA gR3een Awards

12:00am to 12:00am September 11, 2020 , 12:00 am CDT
22 Oct

- EarthxGlobalGala -

6:30pm to 11:00pm October 22, 2020 , 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
Online
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Livestream Starts

Fri May 8, 2020

Only $3.99! 50% of all Stream Proceeds Benefit EarthxFilm

Purchase tickets starting Thursday, May 7.

EarthxFilm Festival 2020
Award Winners

Best Feature Film

My Octopus teacher

Award – $5000
Director:
Pippa Ehrlich
Director:
James Reed
Best Short

THE LOVE BUGS
$3000

Director:
Allison Otto, Maria Clinton

Impact Award

MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL
$2000

Director:
Alexander John Glustrom

Impact Award

THE GREAT GREEN WALL
$2000

Director:
Jared P. Scott

Impact Award

AKASHINGA: THE BRAVE ONES
$2000

Director:
Maria Willhelm

Impact Award

CURRENT SEA
$2000

Director:
Christopher Smith

Earth Catalyst

ADAPTATION
$1500

Director:
Alizé Carrère

Earth Catalyst

RAISING KHAN
$1500

Director:
Melissa Lesh

Creative Storytelling

FERRYMAN AT THE WALL, NOBODY DIES IN LONGYEARBYEN, THE RIVER IS ME

$1000

Director: David Freid

EarthXR Logo


Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, XPERIENCE REALITY

EarthXR returns to inspire audiences to explore the heart and soul of nature through audiovisual journeys across the globe and beyond.

With our most diverse global lineup to date, EarthXR highlights the adventurers and change-makers healing the planet and solving the greatest environmental challenges—from The Grand Canyon to The Amazon.

Immerse yourself with indigenous communities using ancient knowledge to protect the world’s greatest biodiversity, NASA astronauts monitoring climate from space, and scientists creating resilient future cities and using AI to protect rainforests.

Join the rescue teams on the frontlines protecting endangered species – walk with ocelots and pangolins, swim with manatees and gather with gorillas.

See the world from the depths of the sea, the tallest trees and the edges of outer space – all through AI, immersive art, sonic journeys, augmented, mixed and virtual reality.

GO XR

Coming 2020
Victory Park
Dallas, TX

EarthX Presents
THE WORLD PREMIERE

THE WAY OF THE RAIN

HOPE FOR EARTH

A Multidisciplinary Environmental Performance

Created and directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford, in collaboration with Music Composer Tim Janis,
Performance Film Artist Floyd Thomas McBee, with a spoken word narration by Robert Redford.

October, 23 2020  •  Fair Park Music Hall  •  Dallas

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An Eco-Star-Studded Evening of Elegance

The Statler Hilton
Saturday, September 26, 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 event will go towards year-round educational activities and environmental awareness.

What would YOU do to protect our planet?

Be a Hero. Join the League.

Go FIFTY for 50

It’s the Ultimate Challenge for those who want Lasting Change.
5 Pledges x 10 Actions = 50 Ways to Protect our Planet.

EarthxYouth Planet 911 Challenge Film Competition

In collaboration with Instagram and Creative Visions

The 2020 competition has concluded. See the 2020 Winners below and ALL 2020 Finalists’ Videos HERE. Check back soon to find out about our 2021 Planet 911 Challenge Film Competition.

In the meantime, join the EarthxYouth Reports team and become a Planet 911 Reporter.

Congratulations to the Planet 911 Challenge Film Competition Winners
  • Social Media Winner
    "unites Hummingbird Campaign"
    Luther Kavishe
    Liboru Secondary School
    Unite Africa Foundation
  • Impact Award Winner
    "No Planet B"
    Zeena Amajidi
    Brighter Horizons Academy
  • Grand Prize Winning Film
    "Let's Save It"
    Myleena Ebron
    Lake Highlands Highschool

Most Motivated Award Winner: Lake Highlands High School
Most Motivated Runner Up: Brighter Horizons Academy

EarthxYouth Reports

EarthxYouth Reports is a video series produced by EarthxFilm for the virtual EarthxFilm Festival (April 22-27, 2020) in celebration of the 50th anniversary Earth Day. EarthxYouth Anchors (ages 10-22) had the opportunity to interview environmental experts, climate activists, and planet heroes through Zoom. Planet911 Reporters (ages 10-22) submitted short videos showcasing various environmental issues impacting their community and were included in the virtual EarthxFilm Festival showcase. Environmental experts had the opportunity to be interviewed and to share their knowledge with our EarthxYouth Anchors.

Some of our reports include interviews with youth activists like Taegen Yardley and youth from One Up Action, Earth Guardians, March For Science, Zero Hour, The Story of Plastic Filmmaker Deia Schosberg and Perfect World Foundation Co-Founder Lars Jacobsson.

Be a part of the EarthxFilmYouth Reports team as a Planet911 Reporter.

View Segments Sign Up

EarthxFilm Internships

EarthxFilm offers internships to high school students in summer and year-round to college students. Internships follow the school semester and college students must earn college credit. High School students receive volunteer service hours. To find out about internship opportunities at EarthxFilm, please take a look at the description for the most appropriate internship for you and apply below.

College Internships High School Internships EarthxFilm Internship Applications

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 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

Audience Awards

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

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

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

Films Screened at the EarthxFilm Festival 2019

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

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

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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.

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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.

LEARN MORE

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

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