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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.

 

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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