Yes, October is a busy month indeed, and most of us are engrossed in horror stories and Halloween. Another very special, hugely popular event is also going down; the 13th annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival hits screens October 10-14, 2012. Canada’s largest environmental film festival features premieres, gala presentations, free children’s shows, industry series of workshops and panel discussions, and plenty of filmmakers in attendance.
Opening the Festival is the Canadian documentary Lost Rivers. The film looks at the networks across the globe created by the ducts and infrastructure built around rivers in major cities. There are other fantastic films such as The Carbon Rush (screening Thursday at 9:15 pm), about the men and women on the front lines of carbon offset trading; Vanishing Point (screening Friday at 9:15 pm), which follows an Inuit Elder as she looks for solutions to modern problems facing her people; and, of course, 78 Days the screening Toronto Film Scene is co-presenting, screening Friday at 9:30 pm. The film follows a team of tree planters in Northern Alberta as they try to plant 10 million trees in 78 days. (We’ve also got tickets to this screening and we want you to have them. Check out the details and enter!)
This is in addition, of course, to the roughly 70 film screenings from Canada and across the globe. Get in touch with some of the hottest topics and inspiring tales about our world today.
Image from Lost Rivers.
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