The 5th Annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival will be held October 20-22 at Loyola Marymount University’s Mayer Theater, offering a weekend of environmental film screenings, expert panel discussions, receptions and more. The G2Green Earth Film Festival was established to create an opportunity for filmmakers of all skill levels to screen environmental documentaries while raising awareness for issues critical to nature and wildlife.
Now it its fifth year, the G2 Green Earth Film Festival is moving from its founding location at The G2 Gallery to Loyola Marymount University. This exciting new venue allows a larger audience to attend while launching the festival into a space dedicated to the artistry of film and film education. The G2 Green Earth Film Festival is delighted to work alongside LMU’s passionate faculty and student volunteers and honored to help inspire the next generation of environmental film activists.
Juried by professors at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, The Natural History Museum, Nerd Brigade, leaders in cinematography and more, the 18 Official Selections for 2017 will screen the weekend of October 20-22. The festival will also debut the world premiere of two feature films “Beyond theBrink” by director Jim Thebaut and “The Cat that Changed America” by director Tony Lee.
The schedule of screenings is arranged over three days, each with its own theme: “Common Bond,” presents films that inspire activism for wildlife by highlighting the deeply rich human-animal bond; “Getting Current,” features films that address issues about our most important resource, water; and “Green City,” shares films about man’s modern relationship with nature within urban settings, from organic farming to consumption and waste. Each evening after the shorts and features screen, a panel of experts in the field will host a discussion moderated by Eric Strauss Ph.D., President’s Professor of Biology at LMU and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Resilience.
In keeping with festival’s mission of supporting the environment, the net proceeds of the G2 Green Earth Film Festival generated through ticket sales and a silent auction will be donated to three environmental nonprofits dedicated to tackling issues raised bythe films: The Bay Foundation: Table to Farm Composting, Heal the Bay, and Voice for the Animals.
All Official Selections are eligible to win one of five prizes with cash awards: The Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence ($1,000), Best Feature ($1,000), Best Short ($500), Audience Choice ($500), and the LMU Center for Urban Resilience Award ($500). The Award Ceremony and reception will follow the last evening of screenings Sunday, October 22 at 6:30pm at LMU’s School of Film and Television Sound Stage.
What: The G2 Green Earth Film Festival
Where: Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television, 1 LMU Drive, Mayer Theater, COM Bldg. #100, LA 90045
When: October 20-22, 2017 – check website for times