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.
Earth Day Texas CEO Ryan Brown said, “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.
EARTHxFilm Founder/President, Michael Cain, added, “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.
Festival passes and tickets are on-sale now at earthxfilm.org.