EarthxFilm Virtual Film Festival for Earth Day

By 4/20/2020 11:14:00 AM

EarthxFilm, one of the largest environmental film festivals in the U.S., and EarthXR, the interactive branch of the film festival, have unveiled their lineups of virtual programming celebrating the landmark 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

After kicking off the pre-festival Music and Film event on April 17, EarthxFilm will now take place April 22-27 from 2-10 p.m. ET daily, offering 36 features and shorts; virtual options for XR experiences; various filmmaker Q&As, film panels, live music and youth film programming.

The 2020 Youth Film Competition, a Planet911 Challenge developed with Instagram and Creative Visions, will award up to $5,000 in cash and prizes.

In collaboration with Creative Visions and Instagram, the competition asked youth from around the world to show how or why they will protect the planet. Throughout the festival, EarthxFilm will have youth-friendly offerings showing films appropriate for youth and educator audiences that can be incorporated into distance learning curriculum for Earth Month.

Notable virtual guests for EarthX, EarthxFilm and EarthXR festivals participating in panels, intros, Q&As and musical performances include James Balog, Jane Fonda, Judith Helfand, Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Slater Jewell-Kenker, Damien Mander, Matthew Modine, Leilani M√ľnter, Jeff Orlowski, Louie Psihoyos, Ian Urbina, Danni Washington, N'Dambi and Classic Roots among others.

Highlights from this year's groundbreaking documentary work include: Brett Falentine's FIRE ON THE HILL: THE COWBOYS OF SOUTH CENTRAL L.A.; Alexander John Glustrom's MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL; David Byars' PUBLIC TRUST; Deia Schlosberg's THE STORY OF PLASTIC; and Jared P. Scott's THE GREAT GREEN WALL.

EarthXR will host panels with top-tier environmentalists, XR experts and industry leaders, such as: Sarah Steele, Global Content Partnerships Lead at Google/YouTube; Kris Severson, Director of Global Content Partnerships at HTC Vive/VR for Impact; Ulrico Grech-Cumbo, founder of Habitat XR, director of Ellen Fund's Gorillapallooza VR and Predicament of Pangolins; Ian Urbina, NY Times bestselling author of The Outlaw Ocean with Lucas Gath, co-director of GHOST FLEET VR; Damien Mander, founder and CEO of the International Anti-Poaching Foundation/Akashinga; "WILD IMMERSION endorsed by Jane Goodall" director Adrien Moisson, and many more.

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