Film Festival Creative Director
International Film Competition
Project | Films for the Forest 2015 - 2016
PROJECT BRIEF: Films for the Forest (F3) is an annual international short film challenge created by Rainforest Partnership, to raise awareness about the importance of tropical rainforests and the threats faced by the forests and their communities, through the powerful medium of films.
THE GOAL of Films for the Forest is to influence organizations, companies and individuals to become guardians of the rainforest, conscious consumers, and financial supporters of Rainforest Partnership. Film is one powerfully creative medium we have to elicit an emotional response, stimulate a shift in consciousness, and create global change.
The goal for Films for the Forest in 2015 and 2016 was to solidify the brand and solicit more film entries and event attendees at the SXSW community screening.
* 2015 graphics created by volunteer designer Rachael Smith
“Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it’s probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it”
Films for the Forest 2015: Imaging Earth saw sold out crowds of over 250 people at the historic Marchesa Theater.
From 2015 to 2016 the competition grew to a larger global influence with an increase from 17 countries to 32 countries submitting film entries and doubling in the number of entries from 57 to 110.