Films for the Forest (F3) is an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership. Our goal is to create awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and threats faced by forests and their communities and to encourage filmmakers to create inspiring forest-related films.

Judged by a panel that includes Richard Linklater, films chosen as F3 Official Selections are screened as a part of the SXSW Film Festival Community Screenings. Films entered into the Short Shorts category are eligible for the Peace, Love & Happiness $1,000 cash prize.

Peace Love and Happiness

Films for the Forest is thrilled to announce our new Peace, Love & Happiness Award, a $1,000 cash prize sponsored by JP's Peace Love and Happiness Foundation. See Awards for more information

Rainforest Partnership’s mission is to protect tropical rainforests by partnering with people at global and local levels to create lasting solutions to deforestation. Visit to learn more.