Reel Earth environmental films return
Reel Earth is a film festival specially dedicated to the environment. The Palmerston North originated and internationally known festival aims to inspire as well as offering challenging environmental perceptions and insights that will include the hot topics of climate change and sustainability.
After a recess in 2016, the projectors will be cranking up in 2017 to present a programme of new environmental movies from around the world.
The assortment of selected films for Reel Earth’s 12th year held throughout the month of May, 2017, will be diverse. Topics range from biodiversity to waste, and all champion an environmental message aimed to provoke thought and to inspire positive change.
The festival will also host discussions and workshops, along with events for all ages.
In addition, Reel Earth is showcasing the Young Filmmakers Awards. With excellent prizes available, the competition for films under 10 minutes shot and edited by individual filmmakers, filmmaking groups and schools, is in three age sections: Junior (under 12 years), Youth (13 to 18 years) and Tertiary (19 to 23 years).
It’s an opportunity to grab a camera and share stories about conservation, nature and sustainability. Comedy, drama, animation and fantasy are all welcome, with submissions closing on February 28, 2017.
Reel Earth festival screenings will take place at theatres, libraries and Te Manawa Museum, but also at outdoor cinema venues, along with some other pop-up places. Each session will be accompanied by a speaker to facilitate conversation after the film.
To find out more, see the Reel Earth Facebook page and webpage for updates.
Funded by the Palmerston North City Council and administered by the Palmerston North City Environmental Trust, the festival is recognised by filmmakers worldwide as one which seeks, selects and celebrates the best new environmental films being produced.
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