Films for the Forest
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.
Speak for the Forest
For our 11th anniversary of Films for the Forest, we wanted to give our forests a voice and chose the theme “Speak for the Forests.”
Judges will be judging the film based on:
- Storytelling – Does it have a clear and compelling narrative?
- Technical expectations – Use of image, sound, editing quality.
- Creative expectations – Use of imagery, sound, editing, acting.
- Theme relevance – Does it relate, interpret, or address the theme clearly?
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.
First place: Eyes In The Forest
Director: Ryan Ffrench
2nd place: The Man of the Trees
Director: Andrea Trivero
First place: #Naturenow
Director: Tom Mustill
Second place: POLARBARRY – LET’S BREAK THE ICE!! – VLOG #27
Director: Wouter Dijkstra
Growing a Rainforest Community
Director: Martin Stringer
Meet this year’s judges:
Detour Filmproduction, Austin Film Society
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