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Eco-prize to make its debut at Planet in Focus fest

Environmentally conscious filmmakers looking for more "green" can vie for the inaugural CDN$5,000 Planet in Focus Green Screen Award, sponsored by the Harold Greenberg Fund.
September 8, 2011

Following the announcement of its opening and closing films, the Planet in Focus film fest revealed more details on its prizing initiatives this week.

Environmentally conscious filmmakers looking for more “green” can vie for the inaugural CDN$5,000 Planet in Focus Green Screen Award, sponsored by the Harold Greenberg Fund.

The award and cash prize will be given to a filmmaker or producer who has gone the extra step to use eco-conscious film production techniques in film or TV, on set or during production.

The winner will be feted during the fest’s Industry Series reception on Oct. 14.

Filmmakers also have the chance to snag $5,500 in development funding and services with the returning competition The Green Pitch, given to the best eco-film idea. Finalists will pitch their projects to a jury of film and TV professionals, and applications are due Sept. 23.

The Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival takes place in Toronto from Oct. 12 to 16.

(From Playback Daily)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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