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Invitation to “Films for the Forest” Online Screening 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/17/2020

Media Contact: Chris Bruce, +1 (916) 280-9291

chris@rainforestpartnership.org

Films for the Forest Contact: Samantha DeGavre, +1 (707) 652-4467

samantha@rainforestpartnership.org

Who: Rainforest Partnership

What: Worldwide Live-stream of ‘Films for the Forest” Film Competition 

Where: www.filmsfortheforest.org

When: April 22nd, 2020 

5:00pm PST (The Americas), 

5:00pm BST (UK, Europe, Africa), 

5:00pm AEST (Asia and Australia) 

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Rainforest Partnership is live streaming Films For The Forest, a collection of short films that highlight the importance of forests worldwide and the ongoing threats they face.

Films were selected for inclusion by a panel of celebrity judges; Oscar nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater, Actress Oona Chaplin and Film Producer, Francesca Prada. The live stream will showcase films submitted from twenty countries and all seven continents, including a submission from a filmmaker stationed in Antarctica. 

The live stream can be viewed at filmsfortheforest.org on April 22nd, 2020 at 5:00pm Pacific Time for American audiences, 5:00pm British Summer Time for the UK, European and African audiences and 5:00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time for Asian and Australian audiences.

Films For The Forest was launched in 2010 by Rainforest Partnership as a platform for storytellers, change makers and innovators worldwide to showcase their work and speak for the forest. This year, Films for the Forest is excited to move online after being a South By Southwest (SXSW) Community Screening Event for the past 8 years. 

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About Rainforest Partnership: Rainforest Partnership is a US 501(c)(3) public charity, headquartered in Austin, Texas working directly with rainforest communities to protect and regenerate tropical rainforests in Ecuador and Peru. To learn more about Rainforest Partnership, visit www.RainforestPartnership.org.

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