And ACTION! The second annual EKFI film festival is calling for entries.
The Eco Kids Film Initiative’s goal is to inspire real change through the children of today and generations to come, by promoting a proactive strategy of environmental awareness through film as a medium. They do this by encouraging filmmakers to create films that are entertaining, educational, and above all, inspirational.
This year they are asking for films with the following theme(s) and/or topic(s):
- Earth, air and water
The guiding philosophy for the selection process is ‘earth action’ and ‘earth inspiration’. Films should be by-or-about people and actions that can inspire kids to take action in their own communities and schools.
Check out the examples below:
Mainly targetting children
The films should be between 2 minutes to 15 minutes in length. EKFI accepts documentaries and narratives that are either live-action or animated. Entries should be for children, not necessarily be about children. The target age group is 4-15 years in age.
Entries should reach EKFI no later than 30 April, 2012. The filmmakers will be notified no later than 30 June, 2012. The festival will take place in Cape Town in 2012.
You can download the entry form here.
If you would like to see what 2011’s programme looked like, click here.
For more information, contact the festival director Tarien Roux.