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Submit your Environmental Films for Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Art Festival 2015! 

Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2014. Note that this indicates the “Final” deadline; the sooner you submit your film, the lesser the fee of submission. Specifics of deadlines and the associated fees thereof can be found in the Categories section below. There will be an extension for Withoutabox members until September 20, 2014. Issues addressed in films may include food, water, waste, energy, chemical contamination, population, social justice, sustainability, animals, sustainable business and green building and the categories available for entry are:
  • Full-Length Feature Film
  • National High School Short Film
  • Documentary
  • International College Student
  • Short Film
  • Florida High School Student PSA
  • Florida Local Film
All selected film makers will receive a VIP pass for the entirety of the festival. Winner prizes include certificate and laurel.

Our vision is to expand the reach of environmental information to inspire, educate and engage participants in sustainable business and lifestyle solutions.

Our objective is to bring environmental awareness to our audience. Each film must be based on valid, factual information. Those with a solution orientation will be regarded most favorably. Winners will receive full-access VIP Festival Passes to all Cinema Verde screenings, workshops, parties and events.

All films must be submitted by September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20). Submissions received after this date are not eligible for the contest. Films submitted by the Earlybird (June 7, 2014) and Regular Deadlines (August 5, 2014) will pay lower entry fees.

Please specify which issues are addressed in the film (food, water, waste, energy, chemical contamination, population, social justice, sustainability, animals, sustainable business, green building, etc,) as well as the category entered, on the envelope.

Foreign language films must have subtitles.

All submissions must be cinema-quality high definition DVDs. Cinema Verde will not take responsibility for returning films submitted.

Submission fees may be paid through Paypal, or by check or money order made out to Cinema Verde, mailed to Cinema Verde, P.O. Box 358711, Gainesville, FL 32635. Fees must be in US Dollars and drawn on a US bank.

We will notify winners on acceptance only. Winning submissions may not be withdrawn by the filmmaker.

Accepted films already included in the program may not subsequently be withdrawn by the filmmaker.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening at Cinema Verde 2015 and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Cinema Verde and the Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Full-Length Feature Film

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $30.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $35.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $60.00

50-minute or longer feature films may be fiction or non-fiction but must be based on valid information.

Documentary

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $30.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $35.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $60.00

30-minute or longer documentary films on environmental or social justice

Florida High School Student PSA Competition

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $10.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $15.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $20.00

Florida High School Student PSA Competition: 30- to 90-second Public Service Announcements featuring an environmental issue or an organization working to solve an issue. Open to students and student groups in grades 9 – 12.

Please provide the following information with your submission:

  • Student status
  • Name of School
  • School Contact

National High School Short Film Competition

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $10.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $15.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $20.00

National High School Student Short Film Competition: 30-second to 30-minute  featuring an environmental issue, sustainable solution or an organization working to solve an issue. Open to students and student groups in grades 9 – 12.

Please provide the following information with your submission:

  • Student status
  • Name of School
  • School Contact

International College Student Short Film Competition

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $20.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $25.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $30.00

30-second to 30-minute short films focused on environmental issue, social justice issue, or sustainability. Films should include potential solutions to issues presented. Open to college students or teams enrolled in colleges in any country.

Please provide the following information with your submission:

  • Student status
  • Name of School
  • School Contact

Florida Local Film Competition

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: June 7, 2014
  • Fee: $30.00
  • REGULAR DEADLINE: August 5, 2014
  • Fee: $35.00
  • FINAL DEADLINE: September 12, 2014 (WAB extended deadline is Sept. 20)
  • Fee: $60.00

Environmental films produced in Florida or featuring a local Florida issue.

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