Films for the Forest


Years running: 18 (since 2007)

Films for the Forest

International Short Film Festival dealing with environmental issues.


We welcome creative, thought-provoking, and moving films that engage audiences and inspire solutions to the challenges facing forests and their communities today. Films may explore any aspect of forests and rainforests.

Suggested topics include any of the following: conservation, deforestation, indigenous and forest communities, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable development, community development, rainforest resources, and forest flora and fauna. All film styles (e.g. documentary, narrative, animation, etc) are encouraged, as well as films from experienced and inexperienced filmmakers of any age.


  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in all categories.
  • JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Award and a $1,000 prize


  • Films for the Forest (F3) is open to short films completed after December 1, 2023.
  • Submit your film via Filmfreeway.
  • Audio language: original
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Francisco Garcia (Festival Registrar).



United States

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P.O. Box 49268
Austin TX 78765

Phone: 512-420-0101

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    February 01, 2024
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 01, 2024
  • Regular Deadline
    April 01, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    April 21, 2024
  • Notifications
    May 20, 2024
  • Event Dates
    20 May — 23 June 2024
Categories & Fees

Short (4−20 min): Films that are no longer than 20 minutes. All film styles (documentary, animated, stop-motion, etc.) are accepted. Amateur and professional independent filmmakers of any age and at any stage in their career may enter.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $30
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