October 20 – 22, 2017 | Tickets $10/Day | Free for LMU Students
Venice, CA — The 5th Annual G2 Green Earth Film Festival will be held October 20-22 at Loyola Marymount University’s Mayer Theater, offering a weekend of environmental film screenings, expert panel discussions, receptions and more. The G2 Green Earth Film Festival was established to create an opportunity for filmmakers of all skill levels to screen environmental documentaries while raising awareness for issues critical to nature and wildlife.
Now it its fifth year, the G2 Green Earth Film Festival is moving from its founding location at The G2 Gallery to Loyola Marymount University. This exciting new venue allows a larger audience to attend while launching the festival into a space dedicated to the artistry of film and film education. The G2 Green Earth Film Festival is delighted to work alongside LMU’s passionate faculty and student volunteers and honored to help inspire the next generation of environmental film activists.
Juried by professors at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, The Natural History Museum, Nerd Brigade, leaders in cinematography and more, the 18 Official Selections for 2017 will screen the weekend of October 20-22. The festival will also debut the world premiere of two feature films “Beyond the Brink” by director Jim Thebaut and “The Cat that Changed America” by director Tony Lee.
The schedule of screenings is arranged over three days, each with its own theme: “Common Bond,” presents films that inspire activism for wildlife by highlighting the deeply rich human-animal bond; “Getting Current,” features films that address issues about our most important resource, water; and “Green City,” shares films about man’s modern relationship with nature within urban settings, from organic farming to consumption and waste. Each evening after the shorts and features screen, a panel of experts in the field will host a discussion moderated by Eric Strauss Ph.D., President’s Professor of Biology at LMU and Executive Director of the Center for Urban Resilience.
In keeping with the festival’s mission of supporting the environment, the net proceeds of the G2 Green Earth Film Festival generated through ticket sales and a silent auction will be donated to three environmental nonprofits dedicated to tackling issues raised by the films: The Bay Foundation: Table to Farm Composting, Heal the Bay, and Voice for the Animals.
All Official Selections are eligible to win one of five prizes with cash awards: The Gottlieb Award for Environmental Excellence ($1,000), Best Feature ($1,000), Best Short ($500), Audience Choice ($500), and the LMU Center for Urban Resilience and School of Film and Television Student Award ($500). The Award Ceremony and reception will follow the last evening of screenings Sunday, October 22 at 7:45pm at LMU’s School of Film and Television Sound Stage.
Loyola Marymount University
School of Film and Television
Mayer Theater, COM Bldg. #100
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Jared Nigro | Programming Director
ABOUT THE G2 GALLERY
The G2 Gallery is an award-winning nature and wildlife photography gallery that facilitates change by bringing attention to environmental issues through the persuasive power of photographic art. G2 shares this passion with both celebrated and emerging environmental photographers, who use the camera as a tool to inspire conservation.
ABOUT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY | CENTER FOR URBAN RESILIENCE
The Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) is dedicated to serving urban communities with a suite of research, education, restorative justice and urban planning programs designed to improve quality of life for residents, especially for those in underserved neighborhoods. CURes uses urban ecology to empower communities to build resilient, vibrant, and just cities through meaningful interactions with their diverse ecosystems.
ABOUT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY | SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION
Movie industry moguls helped establish Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in the 1920s. By 1964, LMU was formally teaching film and television curriculum, and in 2001, the School of Film and Television (SFTV) was established as its own entity. Today, SFTV, one of the country’s top-ranked film schools, offers students a comprehensive education where mastering technical skills and story is equally important to educating the whole person, including the formation of character and values, meaning and purpose.