Now in its sixth year, One Earth Film Festival presents the best in recently released documentaries about the environment and related topics at venues throughout Chicagoland. The festival screens feature-length and short-subject films accompanied by facilitated discussions and opportunities to take personal and community-based actions.
Audiences this year will get to step into the Amazon rainforest through a special virtual reality short film experience fresh from the Sundance Film Festival. “Under the Canopy” is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation underwritten virtual reality production by Conservation International and Jaunt VR that will have its Midwest premiere at One Earth’s Green Carpet Gala on March 3, with other screenings throughout the festival.
Among the 2017 official selection films are: “The Age of Consequences,” “Before the Flood,” “SEED: The Untold Story,” “Can You Dig This?” “Hometown Habitat,” “Crying Earth Rise Up,” “A Small Good Thing,” and “Dive!” More than a dozen filmmakers are attending festival events. The Young Filmmakers Contest awards presentation takes place March 4 at Columbia College.
Almost all screenings are FREE with a suggested donation of $6 per screening.
Advanced ticket reservations are recommended and can be made, here.
Various locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs.
One Earth Film Festival
WBEZ is a media sponsor for this festival.