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2nd Annual Film Fest Now Open for Submissions!


Our festival exposes the audience to ideas, concepts and stories of sustainability.  We also empower filmmakers working on sustainability-related subjects & stories. All participating pieces have to be about an aspect of sustainability. This does not only include environmental sustainability, such as sustainable water usage, sustainable energy usage, sustainable city planning, sustainable agriculture & gardening, resilience, etc., but also social sustainability and social justice, economic sustainability and educational sustainability. Films about sustainable outdoor fun and recreation and sustainability-themed music videos are also invited to participate. This year's special focus is on Sustainable Use of Water and Environmental Activism. Productions can be documentaries, narrative films, animations, VR / AR productions, experimental films, video art, etc. Still imagers are also accepted. The festival is divided into a 3-day short film festival, scheduled for November 9 – 11, 2022 and a separate ongoing bi-weekly screening series of long format films, starting in September 2022. The short film festival is accompanied by an equally themed art exhibit in the UHCL art gallery which is open to the public November 7  - December 9, with an opening event on November 10. Besides screenings in the gallery internal Black Box Theater & screenings on several TVs throughout the gallery space, the show will also feature projections of still images and sustainability-related tangible art, such as framed photographs, paintings, graphic design pieces pottery and sculptures. For our 2021 festival edition the gallery showed 40 tangible art pieces and 40 film pieces. All films and still images for projection should be submitted by Filmfreeway. For submissions for tangible art pieces for the gallery exhibit, please send up to three photographs + an artist statement to michaelbrims@hotmail.com by August 25. The 2 theater screenings will take place on November 9 & 11 at the University of Houston - Clear Lake’s state of the art 500-seat Bayou Theater. Participating films and other artwork are selected by professionals in both the areas of filmmaking / art and sustainability. The festival is also accompanied by several sustainability-themed panel discussions with local experts and a vendor expo featuring local sustainability-related organizations. This second edition of our festival builds on a successful inaugural edition in 2021, which screened over 80 films in altogether 7 screening locations and was attended by over 1000 people.

University of Houston - Clear Lake Bayou Building

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