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Call for films for the second E?! Environmental film festival

Do you shoot documentaries about environmental or health issues and you’d like them to be seen? We’re deciding on the film programme for the second E?! Environmental film festival in Zagreb, April 2015, and we’re interested in your film!
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E?! Environmental film festival

E?! Environmental film festival is a non-profit project by the activist group of Zelena akcija (Friends of the Earth Croatia). For the second year running, we’ll be screening films that deal with the effects that humanity has on our planet and the consequences of these changes.
It’s not important whether or not we live in Nigeria, where onshore oil spills prevent us from growing food. It’s not important whether we make a living by mining coal in Colombia or by beekeeping in Switzerland.
Humans or bees, in Europe or in Africa, we can personally feel the consequences of the environment being treated irresponsibly. E?! Environmental film festival tells our, everyone’s stories.

Application requirements

In order for a film to be screened on E?! Environmental film festival,
· the film has to deal with the topics of environment, climate, sustainability or health on a local, national or international level and
· applicants have to agree with the film being publicly screened.

We support creative work by young and independent documentarists who film without expensive equipment, film crews and other support. However, every film has to satisfy the following two criteria:
· footage has to be of good quality, it mustn’t be shaky and lighting has to be appropriate, and
· the film has to have subtitles in English. The subtitles mustn’t be hard-coded, i.e. they mustn’t be merged with the footage.

Admissions are free for every screening and the organizers of E?! Environmental film festival, Zelena akcija and its activist group, don’t make any profit.
· Therefore, applicants have to agree not to be paid for the screening of the film or other forms of collaboration.
However, applicants of every film that we screen will receive a copy of the stunning photo-books Keepers (Luka Tomac) and Arctic Reflections (Luka Tomac and Christy Hehir).
The required length of the film is not set.

How to apply

All films have to be sent by mail to Green action (Zelena akcija, Frankopanska 1, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia) or by file sharing to email sven@zelena-akcija.hr.
The application deadline is April 5, 2015.

What after the application

The committee, formed by members of Zelena akcija's activist group, will consider every application which satisfies the aforementioned criteria.
Decisions by the committee will be guided by the quality of work and footage and by their vision of the festival. The committee is in no way limited by the number of films that have to be chosen for screening, hence it can accept or reject any number of applications.
All applicants will be notified in a timely manner about whether or not the film will be screened. The organizers may also make contact with the authors of the films for potential Skype discussions after the screenings, if the authors also wish to contribute in this way.

We’re looking forward to your films!


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