The first annual Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions for their March 10, 2010 showcase in Los Angeles. This is billed as the very first festival of its kind to focus solely on “green” filmmaking and prizes will include a hybrid car. Going Green’s motto is “REthink. REplenish. REcommit.” Might I add “REcord”?
According to their press release, “Films are being considered for three main categories in the festival: GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film’s production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet (with sufficient documentation of this process); OUR PLANET, where the film’s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle,bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.”
As if that’s not right-on enough, the festival is actually a fundraiser for the Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program which helps to give media opportunities to college grads. As someone currently working in environmental justice and the green jobs movement I think this is a really great combination of causes.
If you’re a green filmmaker be sure to get your submission in by the early bird/cheapest date of August 31. A portion of the submission fees collected from every filmmaker will go towards Renewable Energy Credits, supplementing those purchased by sponsors.
Hope to see you (and your films) there in March!