Films for the Forest

Screening date: March 10, 2019 | Free to the public, no SXSW badge or wristband required!

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.

Event Schedule

March 10th, 2019

3:30 p.m.
Line opens


Please line up early to secure a seat in the theatre. Last year our theatre was at full capacity!

4:00 p.m.
Doors open


This event is free to the public, no SXSW badge or wristband required.

4:30 p.m.
Screening begins


We’re excited to show off our films this year in a variety of different categories.

6:10 p.m.


We open the floor up to those who have questions for our panel of judges.

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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Mark Your Calendars

Film screening date: March 10th, 2019
Doors open: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Rollins Threatre at The Long Center


Thank you to our generous sponsors to date:

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