Going Green Film Festival now accepting film submissions via the internet

Are you an aspiring filmmaker looking to reduce your carbon footprint but you don't know how to get started? Then the

First and foremost, What is 'green filmmaking'? According to the festival website, "green filmmaking is a way of producing your film that uses alternative materials, as well as environmentally friendly practices in the production office and on set". That seems logical enough.

As per the guidelines, films must be made between 2008-2010 and be between 20 to 120 minutes. It doesn't look like any exceptions will be made with these rules.

There are three different green genres that you can enter your film under:

1) Green Production: your actual film production was green. Any genre is acceptable. If selected you must     provide a DVD for screening.

2) Our Planet: your film topic must be about third world issues, ecology, nature, or environmental. If

selected you must provide a DVD for screening.

3) Hybrid/Alternative Transportation: Your film must feature a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter

or public transportation. If selected, you must provide a DVD for


The festival organizers have begun taking submissions now with the deadline being January, 15th 2010. Submission fees range depending on when you submit but are ultimately very low in comparison to most other film festivals. The earlier you submit, the cheaper it ends up. The Film festival dates have not been fully determined but will likely be in March 2010 in Los Angeles.

All films must be submitted online via their website. No paper submissions accepted. "Less paper, more green".

The grand prize winner will receive their own hybrid vehicle and runner ups will receive a hybrid electric bike!

For more information on this festival, how to enter, rules and regulations or to sign up for their newsletter, please go to the festival website.

Happy Green Filmmaking!

As a side note-I am more then willing to be talent or help out with any local green filmmaking! wink wink :)

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