Question: How would the Earth host a film festival?
She would energize the festival using her wind and sun (not fossil fuels)
She would be supported by individuals committed to her environment (no corporate sponsors)
She would ensure the festival is inclusive and would create a place for her inhabitants to collaborate and express themselves (no exclusion)
EARTH DAY GLOBAL SCREENINGS:
Each year on Earth Day, a growing number of hosts gather with their communities to celebrate Earth-conscious films. The Earth Day Film Festival staff selects a block of films and sends these films to hosts around the world. These screenings are all powered using renewable energy and are free and open to the public. Our hope is to foster local gatherings of like-minded individuals, eliminating economic barriers. The 2016 selection of poignant/moving films were shown at an art collective in New York City, a marina in San Francisco, a theater in Los Angeles, a festival in Mexico City, and a home in Vancouver. Keeping in alignment with our vision, we value authenticity and the creation of community rather than the size or reputation of a particular venue. Want to share awe-inspiring films with your community for free? Visit our website to learn more about how to become a host.
Want to find a host near your? Visit our host map to get connected to The Earth Day Film Festival’s global screenings.
THE EARTH DAY FILM FESTIVAL:
The Earth Day Film Festival hosts a multi-day gathering, closely resembling, but still greatly broadened from a traditional film festival. This year, The Earth Day Film Festival will be held on a 30 acre desert homestead near Joshua Tree, California. We will camp amongst the creosote bush, project films into a pine grove and dance under the expansive starscape.
Here's what you can anticipate:
-Be inspired by 18+ hours of impactful, change-making films, submitted by filmmakers from 38 nations, projected on a large, outdoor screen.
-Learn and expand with workshops on plants, sustainability, and community
-Connect to the Earth via our bodies with yoga, dance, and meditation
-Be nourished by communal vegan meals made with love
(Friday dinner, Saturday brunch, Saturday dinner, Sunday brunch)
-Celebrate and move to music
-Relax with 3 days of camping in the Mojave Desert
-Network with people at the forefront of film, environmentalism and those shaping a new paradigm.
The property is completely off-grid with solar panels, well water and wind power. In compliance with our zero-waste goals, we ask that no single-use items are brought in. The 3-day festival will be held from April 21-23, 2017 in Johnson Valley, CA.