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Planet in Focus issues call for submissions

The Toronto-based environmental film festival is looking for documentary, animation, fiction, experimental short-form, and feature-length projects, with the upcoming 2012 edition focusing on renewable energy and sustainability. (Pictured: last year's International Eco Hero, Ric O'Barry)
May 2, 2012

Toronto-based, environmental film fest Planet in Focus has opened its call for submissions for its upcoming 2012 edition, taking place from October 10-14.

The festival features documentary, animation, fiction, experimental short-form, and feature-length projects, with this year’s edition shining the spotlight on renewable energy and sustainability.

Among the awards bestowed at the festival are the International Eco Hero (last year presented to The Cove‘s Ric O’Barry, pictured)¬†and Canadian Eco Hero awards; the Green Screen Award, sponsored by Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund, for a film and TV project that has reduced its environmental footprint during production; and the Green Pitch Award, which offers cash and production services to suitable projects.

The deadline for entries is May 21, 2012, with a late deadline of June 4.

The 13th edition of the Planet in Focus festival will take place at the Festival Hub within the TIFF Bell lightbox. For more information, visit www.planetinfocus.org.

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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