The Fast Forward Film Festival, which showcases new environmental perspectives from novice and professional filmmakers, is accepting submissions of short films for the 2017 festival.
Films should be five minutes or less in length.
“We encourage films that tap into the local experience and compel audiences to engage with the community while raising environmental awareness,” said Dr. Andrew Stern, founder of the Fast Forward Film Festival. “Embracing the short-film format, the festival challenges filmmakers to utilize the power of visual storytelling to convey the urgency of environmental issues.”
Submissions are open to all ages; there is no entry fee and winners are awarded cash prizes.
Entries must be submitted via the Fast Forward Film Festival website. Fast Forward Film Festival accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, an online submissions platform. The submission period ends at 8 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2017.
Films will screen at The Little and Dryden theaters on March 31 and April 1, 2017.
During the past two years, more than 250 locally made short films about the environment have been screened at the festival. Topics have included beekeeping, composting, sustainable living, pollution, extinction and waste.