Films For the Forest 2018:

Because the World Can’t Wait


Pick up your cameras and put your directing caps on, because Films For the Forest is back again!!


Films for the Forest is an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership, to raise awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and the threats faced by the forests and their communities, through the powerful medium of film.


Since launching in 2010, Films For the Forest has had a goal to bring youth and filmmakers together to create a greater awareness for rainforest conservation through creative mediums.


For over seven years, Films For the Forest has had a global reach spanning 34 countries across five continents. Filmmakers across the world bring stories to life through conventional videos, animations, claymations and digital shorts. Film submissions have been judged by notable filmmakers, including judge Richard Linklater (since inception), Evan Smith, Philip Cousteau Jr., Elizabeth Avellán, Jay Duplass Michael Cain and Ed Begley Jr.


So, you are probably asking yourself, “Why go through all of this trouble to spread environmental awareness?”


Film has the power to evoke emotion and inspire change, and it is through this that Films For the Forest has been an exciting and innovative way to respond to unprecedented ecological crises around the globe.


Filmmakers have until February 1st to submit their interpretation of forest-inspired films for the theme: Because the World Can’t Wait!