Submissions are open for the 13th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival coming up this October in Toronto. The event screens all kinds of fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films – both short and features – on environmental topics. The special spotlight for 2012 is on renewable energy and sustainability, but your submitted film could be on any aspect of “urban and rural spaces, social, cultural and political environments, farming, food, alternative communities, Aboriginal perspectives, health and environment, climate change, water and more.”
Awards handed out at Planet in Focus include Best Canadian Short and Feature, Best International Short and Feature, and the Mark Haslam Award for community filmmaking. There’s also both an International and Canadian Eco Hero Award, and a $5,000 Green Screen Award for a film and TV production that reduces its environmental footprint.
But you don’t have a lot of time. Submissions are due May 21, 2012 (with a late deadline – which carries a slightly higher fee) of June 4, 2012. You can read all about the awards and submission details here.
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