SUBMIT A FILM
October 25-28, 2018
Planet in Focus, in its 19th year, is Canada’s leading environmental film organization showcasing and promoting outstanding environmental films and videos in all genres (documentaries, dramatic, experimental, short films, animation, youth and educational) by Canadian and international filmmakers.
Only films completed after January 1st, 2016 will be considered for official selection. Film and video submissions include stories and explorations of urban and rural spaces; wildlife; social, cultural and political environments; farming; Aboriginal perspectives; health and environment; climate change; human displacement; war; globalization; water; farming; forests; food security and more. All foreign language films must have English subtitles.
In addition to our regular public screenings, we host an Industry Conference with panels, workshops and pitch sessions devoted to the subject of film production, distribution and funding.
Planet in Focus also produces a variety of educational programs for students across Canada. Youth related and educational programming is a major focus of our mandate. Please submit all age and curriculum ranges of student-focused films for consideration for the festival and year round educational programming.
Fees and Deadlines
Early Bird Submission Deadline – March 9, 2018
Short Films – $15 CDN
Mid-Length & Feature Films (30 minutes or more) – $25 CDN
General Submission Deadline – April 20, 2018
Short Films – $20 CDN
Mid-Length & Feature Films (30 minutes or more) – $30 CDN
Final Extended Deadline – May 11, 2018
Short Films – $25 CDN
Mid-Length & Feature Films (30 minutes or more) – $35 CDN