Call for submissions: International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto

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Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival

Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival is seeking submissions. Canada’s most acclaimed international environmental film and video festival, Planet in Focus showcases outstanding and compelling films and videos covering a broad range of environmental themes by Canadian and international filmmakers.

The festival's mission is to screen and promote the use of film and video across Canada and internationally as a catalyst for public awareness, discussion, and appropriate action on the environmental, ecological and social health of the planet. Recognizing that the 'environment' is contested terrain, both as a biophysical entity and as a philosophical frame, Planet in Focus invites submissions in all genres that critically examine the concept of 'environment' and challenge current human/nature relations.

Festival Highlights:
Green Market & Industry Centre: Filmmakers, producers, sales agents, buyers and programmers enjoy exclusive access to our business centre (and networking hub) and have full access to our film library which will consist of all 2008 submissions.

Green Pitch Competition: Submit your environmental film treatment for the chance to pitch your idea live and have the chance to win development funding for your project.
Panels, Industry Roundtables: Filmmakers take the spotlight with a series of lively discussions addressing a range of issues that specifically concern activist filmmaking.

Spotlight on Food: Special consideration will be given for food themed works in all genres.

Early deadline: May 23rd, 2008 / Final deadline: June 20th, 2008

For guidelines and submission forms please visit
www.planetinfocus.org.

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