EARTHxFilm, presented by Earth Day Texas (EDTx), Dallas’ first environmental film festival, will debut at Fair Park April 20-23 with 18 feature films, 33 shorts, 5 virtual reality (VR) projects, and 6 works in progress that explore conservation, climate change and the environment.
From Earth Day Texas CEO Ryan Brown:
Creating EARTHxFilm within Earth Day Texas is an opportunity to use the power of film to greatly enhance our mission to educate the public about the reality of our planet’s environment, as well as to better illustrate the possibilities going forward further inspiring people to take action in a personal way. This impressive slate of films, projects, and panels, does all of that as well as being very entertaining.
Exploring highly charged topics such as the state of the oceans and rivers, our food and water sources, clean energy, GMOs, sustainable farming, overwhelming plastic pollution, threats to our national security due to rising sea levels, and more, EARTHxFilm will feature official selections, special presentations, works in progress, short film programs, Film4Climate competition winners from World Bank, Rainforest Partnerships Films for the Forest, Shorts, and Virtual Reality.
From EARTHxFilm Founder/President, Michael Cain:
We have been fortunate in our very first year to secure award-winning films, provocative films, and some very entertaining and exciting cinema with a focus on the environment. We are offering up a number of first-look opportunities for our audiences to see films and projects that have the potential to make a real difference in people’s lives in the future. The caliber of filmmakers and organizations who are supporting our inaugural effort only highlights the immediacy of the issues we face and the real quest for viable solutions that films help provide.
In addition to groundbreaking works, the festival will include free outdoor screenings for families, and a number of special screenings and works in progress. Of interest on a local level is Beau Ethridge and Daniel Nanasi’s WHERE’S THE FOOD? (WTF?), which will combine key clips and footage from their film, and a panel discussion by the principals featured in the film, about the sustainable solutions to the food deserts plaguing Dallas, Texas, where 500,000 people are food insecure.
Below is a full slate of festival events. Festival passes and tickets are on-sale now at earthxfilm.org.
Monday, April 17, 6 -9 pm
Bonton Farms Extension
12650 Ravenview Road
Dallas, TX 75253
Tickets – $100 per person
EARTHxFilm Bonton Farms: Pop-up Restaurant Vegan Farm-to-Table Dinner
EARTHxFilm is proud to offer a Vegan Farm-to-Table Dinner in conjunction with our partners at Bonton Farms. This evening’s pop-up restaurant will feature a unique menu prepared over an open fire by Cafe Momentum Chef Chad Houser. This EARTHxFIlm pre-event will feature the soul stylings of Quentin Moore along with craft beer and wine sure to pair well with all of Chef Houser’s offerings.
Tuesday, April 18, 6 pm
Where’s the Food?! Film Screening & Panel
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street, Dallas 75201
Free, donations suggested
Join us for an EARTHxFilm sneak peek of clips from WHERE’S THE FOOD! and a Panel Discussion with Dallas-based filmmakers and subjects from the film. WHERE’S THE FOOD?! is a documentary (in production) and a transmedia movement focused on creating awareness and sustainable outcomes to food deserts in Dallas by showing stories of the people and organizations taking action toward solutions as well as vignetting families affected by the issue. On Tuesday, April 18, it will be a special complimentary EARTHxFilm pre-event in partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Thursday, April 20, 7 pm
Opening Night Green Tie Screening Event
Fair Park Music Hall
909 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
Tickets – $10, VIP $45
Join us for EARTHxFilm’s Opening Night Green Tie Event, including a screening of CHASING CORAL, a stunning green carpet made from recycled fishing nets and special receptions. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Friday, April 21, 6 p.m.
EARTHxFilm Global Gala
Fair Park: Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas 75210
Tickets – $500
The star-studded evening will celebrate progress, hope, and innovation in a global shift toward a sustainable and secure future. An amazing group of supporters will attend the event including Dr. Leonel Fernandez, Louie Psihoyos, Jamie Redford, Stephen Nemeth, Sylvia Earle, Jon Bowermaster and countless others.
Friday, April 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Launching April 20-23, 2017 at Earth Day Texas, EARTHxFilm showcases films and emerging media that explore conservation, climate change, and the environment while honoring the heroes working to protect our planet. Our mission is to turn awareness into action, through art and media. We achieve our goals by partnering with top environmental, film and entertainment organizations across the globe.
About Earth Day Texas
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on environmental education and awareness, Earth Day Texas (EDTx) has created the world’s largest annual forum for sharing the latest initiatives, discoveries, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices that are reshaping the future. Founded in 2011 by Dallas-based environmentalist, philanthropist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, EDTx promotes environmental awareness by curating an atmosphere for conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration and community-driven sustainable solutions. Attendees can also enjoy outdoor experiences, live music, environmentally themed films and art exhibits, beer and food pavilions, family activities and more. Last year’s EDTx exposition at Fair Park showcased more than 700 exhibitors and 250 speakers, with more than 130,000+ attendees enjoying the free, three-day event. For more information, visit http://www.earthdaytx.org.
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