Films for the Forest

Thank you to all who have submitted for 2019 Films for the Forest. Submissions for 2020 Films for the Forest will reopen on August 1, 2019

Films for the Forest (F3) is an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership in 2010. Since 2012, winning F3 films have screened as part of SXSW Community Screening every March in Austin, Texas.


Our goal is to create awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and the ongoing threats faced by forests and their communities, through the powerful medium of film.

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Speak for the Forest

For our 10th anniversary of Films for the Forest, we wanted to give our forests a voice and chose the theme “Speak for the Forests.”

This year’s theme marries our F3 work with Rainforest Partnership’s mission to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests.

F3 involves filmmakers in this effort, encouraging them to explore their interpretation of this year’s theme with the intent to illuminate the vital role of Earth’s rainforests and forests in general.

2019 Winners


First place: CHANGE
2nd place: Saplings / Anak Pokok

Short Shorts

First place: Tree Farmer
2nd place: Paradise Under Siege

2019 Judges

Meet this year’s judges:

Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater

Detour Filmproduction, Austin Film Society

Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon

Actress, Producer, Model

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