Festival Schedule

Film

Click here to see current Film List and tentative schedule

The focus of our film program is to bring in relevant, professional environmental feature-length films to our audiences. Our feature films will be presented in rotation at the Hippodrome Cinema. Our goal is to raise enough funds to be able to offer these films as inexpensively as possible. We want to expand our reach beyond those people who generally turnout to similar screenings and provide open access to the citizens of Alachua County and beyond. Thanks to the support of many local groups and agencies, we are able to offer our films for just:

  • $5 General admission
  • $4 Senior Citizens, and Students
  • $3 Children 12 years old or less
  • VIP PASS – just $50 for one ticket to each of the 12 films, priority seating, tickets at “Will Call”.
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Reservations recommended. Call the Hippodrome at 352-375-4477  press zero to talk to a real person.

Saturday Celebration

Two hours of environmental films will be offered to the community at the outdoor Sun Center around the Hippodrome  in downtown Gainesville along with an environmental education fair, intergenerational and intercultural activities for all ages and performances at the weekend culmination of the 10-day festival. This eight-hour event will include participation by area environmental organizations who wish to connect with members of the public to share information about their projects and help them to get involved in helping to solve environmental issues.

Art Gallery Exhibits

Several prominent art galleries through the region will feature special exhibits of environmental-themed art work during our Environmental Film and Arts Festival week.

Learning Opportunities

For more information about participating, please contact us.

We will coordinate with local organizations and agencies to schedule a series of workshops and seminars throughout the week and before and after films to inform attendees about ongoing projects and how they can become involved in issues that interest and concern them. Experts will provide workshops on best green practices, local green opportunities, as well as workshops for using environmentally sustainable practices in our daily lives.

Exploring our Natural Resources

Alachua County and the greater Gainesville area is rich with natural beauty and protected areas. Outdoor specialists will plan activities and outings on Sunday to introduce participants of every age to the wealth of natural resources in our community to help inspire stewardship and a desire to help protect the quality and endurance of our wilderness, waterways and open spaces.  For more information about leading a trip or tour, please contact us.

Through this project we will draw together organizations, businesses and individuals who are working to address environmental issues and build partnerships between the arts, government, community and businesses to develop practices for sustainable living.

This project needs funding, sponsorships and collaborative organizations. Please let us know what you think and how you’d like to help!

First Annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival

March 19 – 28

• 18 screenings of 12 films
• 5 film-related discussion sessions
• Opening Night VIP Reception
• Gallery openings
• Nature outings with local professional tour guides
• A day-long celebration at the Bo Diddley Plaza to “educate, enlighten and entertain” including music, information booths, and a free family-friendly film.
• Free tickets to film screenings will be donated to qualifying community groups who conduct local environmental and social justice projects

  • Read below for details about how you can SPONSOR this Festival.
  • Add yourself to our Green List spreadsheet to make sure that you included in future mailouts and newsletters.
  • Don’t miss our first Fund Raiser at Praire Creek Lodge, Wednesday, Feb. 3rd 6-9 pm. Get directions and view our flyer. The festival will present ten days of the best in environmental feature films and documentaries, film and environmental workshops, and culminate in an Environmental Fair and free family film at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza. Please let us know how you’d like to help make this festival the best it can be for our community.

    Please contact Trish Riley regarding sponsorships and donations: ecofilmfest@gmail.com
    Trish Riley—Film Festival Co-Director; Publisher, GoGreenNation.org: 954-384-9466
    Shirley Lasseter—Film Festival Co-Director; Director, Hippodrome Cinema: 352-215-9918

    Email link ecofilmfest@gmail.com

Read on for more details…..
Film – The focus of our film program is to bring in relevant, professional environmental feature-length films to our audiences. Four feature films will be presented in rotation at the Hippodrome Cinema. Our goal is to raise enough funds to be able to offer these films for free. We want to expand our reach beyond those people who generally turnout to similar screenings and provide open access to the citizens of Alachua County and beyond.

School Short Film Competition – The short film competition is open to all local High School Students providing them an opportunity to showcase an environmental issue, local green business, organization and local natural resources as well as their film making skills.

Saturday Celebration – Two hours of environmental films and our students’ winning films will be offered to the community at the outdoor Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville along with an environmental education fair, intergenerational and intercultural activities for all ages and performances at the weekend culmination of the 10-day festival. This eight-hour event will include participation by area environmental organizations who wish to connect with members of the public to share information about their projects and help them to get involved in helping to solve environmental issues.

Art Gallery Exhibits – Several prominent art galleries through the region will feature special exhibits of environmental-themed art work during our Environmental Film and Arts Festival week.

Learning Opportunities – We will coordinate with local organizations and agencies to schedule a series of workshops and seminars throughout the week and before and after films to inform attendees about ongoing projects and how they can become involved in issues that interest and concern them. Experts will provide workshops on best green practices, local green opportunities, as well as workshops for filmmakers including screenwriting, film production, and producing films using environmentally sustainable practices.

Exploring our Natural Resources – Alachua County and the greater Gainesville area is rich with natural beauty and protected areas. Outdoor specialists will plan activities and outings on Sunday to introduce participants of every age to the wealth of natural resources in our community to help inspire stewardship and a desire to help protect the quality and endurance of our wilderness, waterways and open spaces.

Through this project we will draw together organizations, businesses and individuals who are working to address environmental issues and build partnerships between the arts, government, community and businesses to develop practices for sustainable living.

This project needs funding, sponsorships and collaborative organizations. Please let us know what you think and how you’d like to help!

Please contact Trish Riley regarding sponsorships and donations: ecofilmfest@gmail.com

Please download this PDF and share it with your friends and colleagues.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival is an independent consortium comprised of The Hippodrome Theater and GoGreenNation.

The Festival will be marketed to more than 500,000 through print, internet, and broadcast media throughout the region and beyond.

• Help make this Festival a success through a donation or sponsorship. Your tax-deductible donation will reflect a worthwhile and high-visibility investment by:
• Targeting a niche audience of people interested in the environment
• Supporting the arts on a local and national level
• Providing tickets to films and parties for underserved community members
• Helping build the infrastructure for future festivals
• Sponsors will receive:
• Recognition in the official program guide *
• Recognition on the Festival web site *
• Mention in print and broadcast media (including all e-newsletters etc.), *
• Reserved seating the relevant venue, movie or panel for sponsors and guests *

• see individual sponsorships categories for details

Major Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the Festival by joining the elite ranks of our major sponsors.

Charter Sponsor $25,000
• Listing (including logo) as Charter Sponsor on the web site and on all venue, panel, and party signage.
• On screen ad shown alone before each movie.
• 10 tickets to all movies and the VIP Reception.
• 30 tickets distributed to targeted community groups and individuals in the name of the Sponsor
• Plus …
• Full page ad: outside back cover of the official program guide.
• Acknowledgement before each movie, panel and event.
• Recognition in all radio, television and newspaper promotions.

Producer $15,000
• Listing and logo as Producer Sponsor on the web site and on all venue, panel, and party signage
• On screen ad shown alone before each movie
• 6 tickets to all movies and the VIP Reception
• 20 tickets distributed to targeted community groups and individuals in the name of the Sponsor
• Plus …
• Full page ad: inside front cover of the official program guide
• Acknowledged before each movie, panel and event

Director $10,000
• Listing and logo as Director Sponsor on the web site and on all venue, panel, and party signage
• On screen ad shown alone before each movie
• 4 tickets to all movies and the VIP Reception
• 20 tickets distributed to targeted community groups and individuals in the name of the Sponsor
• Plus …
• Full page ad: first full page of the official program guide
• Acknowledged before each movie, panel and event

Screenwriter $5,000
• Listing and logo as Screenwriter Sponsor on the web site and on all venue, panel, and party signage
• On screen ad shown alone before each movie
• 2 tickets to all movies and the VIP Reception
• 10 tickets distributed to targeted community groups and individuals in the name of the Sponsor
• Plus …
• Full page ad: inside back cover of the official program guide

Specific Events Sponsorships

VIP Reception $3,000
• Sponsor the Red Carpet Event kicking off the Festival on opening night.
• Join guests, dignitaries and sponsors to celebrate the inaugural Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival and receive:
• Name on screen
• Acknowledgement before the movie sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 4 tickets to the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the party on the night of the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception
• Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza Movie $3,000
• Sponsor the family movie shown on the last day of the Festival.
• Sponsor this free film to be shown at dusk at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza before thousands of festival guests and receive:
• Name on screen and announced before the movie sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 4 tickets to the party you sponsor
• 4 tickets to the premiere on the night of the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception.

Movie Sponsor $2,500
• Sponsor one of the five feature films or documentaries.
• Support the presentation of an environmental feature film or documentary that addresses issues that concern your business or organization and provide free tickets to local community groups. All Movie Sponsors will receive the following:
• Name published and announced before the all showings of movie sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 4 tickets to the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception

Community Engagement Sponsorship $2,000
• Sponsor packages of tickets to film screenings and educational panels for community environmental projects in under-served neighborhoods.
• Name on screen and announced before the movie and/or workshop sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 2 tickets to the premiere on the night of the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception
• 10 tickets to targeted community groups and individuals will be distributed in the name of the Sponsor

Community Education Matinee Sponsorship $2,000
• Sponsor packages of tickets to film screenings and educational panels for school groups as class field trips.
• Name on screen and announced before the movie and/or workshop sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 2 tickets to the premiere on the night of the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception
• 30 tickets to targeted community groups and individuals will be distributed in the name of the Sponsor
• Transportation to targeted community groups for field trip to the special matinee

Special Guest Presenters $1,500
• Help underwrite the cost of bringing film directors, writers, actors and environmental experts to share their expertise with festival attendees.
• Name on screen and announced before the movie and/or workshop sponsored
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• 2 tickets to the premiere on the night of the movie sponsored
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception

Panels $1,000
Six educational panels with directors, actors, writers, and producers from the film industry and experts from environmental organizations will offer learning opportunities to advance environmental themes in the arts, sustainable film production and business practices.
• Name on signage and announced before the panel you sponsor
• Listings in the official program guide and on the Festival web site
• VIP seating at the panel sponsored
• 2 tickets to two screenings of your choice
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception

Nuts and Bolts Sponsorship
Support the nuts and bolts of the Festival with one of the following:

Actor $500
• Name and logo listed on official program guide
• Web site and signage
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception.

Cameraman $250
• Name and logo listed on official program guide and web site
• 2 tickets to the VIP Reception.

In Kind Sponsorships
From copy services to advertising airtime, the Festival needs the support of our entire business community. Office supplies, computers, party food and decorations are just a few of the many in-kind sponsorship opportunities that can be custom designed for your business.

Please contact Trish at ecofilmfest@gmail.com or 954-384-9466 to Sponsor the Festival!

Thank you!

Hello Gainesville Greenies!

Thanks so much to those of you who came out to Lux a few weeks ago to enjoy delicious Indian food prepared by Sarjit and Ed Kellerman on behalf of Project Nepal, which provides educational materials to students in Nepal. We had a wonderful meal and a nice time. Steve Nichtberger told us how he’d created the lovely Lux Bar from recycled materials, and shared his rather challenging experiences as a business owner trying to meet local code requirements.

Then we responded to a half dozen questions about the local job market… thanks to Ken McMurry for taking notes. I sent our responses to the White House Community Job Forum as requested. I was pleased that our group offered a lot of advice on developing more sustainable businesses and job opportunities, and I hope that our input is useful as the White House develops further recovery plans. I’ll let you all know if we get any further response from the administration.

For those of you who are in business, I learned about a great program managed by Florida Works that provides salary reimbursement for workers who meet specific requirements, i.e. they need to be the parent of a minor child. This seems like so much better a plan than just using government funds to pay out unemployment claims. It gets people to work and it helps businesses. Interested business owners should apply right away for the Florida Back to Work program at:  http://floridaworksonline.com/.

Our next meeting, 6 – 9 p.m. Feb. 3, will be a fund raiser sponsored by Alachua Conservation Trust for the first annual Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival, which I hope you’ll all take ownership of (figuratively and literally) because it’s an idea that was born at our August Green Drinks meeting. Shirley Lasseter of the Hippodrome and I have grabbed onto this idea and we are hustling to make it happen – we have developed a plan for a 10-day festival with at least five major environmental films, an environmental fair where organizations and businesses can meet with the public, and outings to showcase our beautiful natural resources in the area. We’ve been enthusiastically received… now we’re trying to put the finances together to make it work. Alachua Conservation Trust has offered to host our next meeting at their new acquisition, the lovely Prairie Creek Lodge (please click here for directions). ACT will arrange for hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and provide live music courtesy of the popular local ensemble, Weeds of Eden. There will be a bonfire outside, weather permitting, and ACT will show slides of the beautiful natural resources ACT and our environmental film festival seek to protect. We’ll offer a few door prizes and we also plan to screen a short film on Florida’s waterways provided by local award-winning film producer Wes Skiles. This will be just a sip of what we plan to offer at the Film Festival, and we hope it will inspire you – and everyone you know – to chip in to help make our Film Festival a success.

We’re requesting a minimum donation of $10 to attend the party and partake the refreshments, but we do hope you’ll consider making a more substantial donation to the Film Festival – please bring your checkbooks. And if you know of any sustainable businesses, organizations, or individuals who’d like to support the environmental film festival, please bring them along, too. I’ve attached the film festival brochure with details on sponsorship opportunities. We’ve got a poster in the works, and any Major Sponsors who sign up by Jan. 27 will have their logo displayed on this beautiful promotional piece that will be posted across town through the end of March. Please pass this information along to anyone or any businesses you think might like to be part of this exciting event.

RSVPs appreciated via email, phone, or forum: http://www.gogreennation.org/forums/topic/please-rsvp-for-feb-3-green-drinks-at-prairie-creek-lodge?replies=1#post-31.

Final note: We have some elections coming up in March, and I thought it would be nice to host any candidates who’d like to share their views with our members at our March meeting. If you know a candidate, please invite them to join our March 3 meeting and we’ll offer a forum for them to share their ideas. Please let me know…

Many thanks to all, and to all, Happy Green Year!
Best,
trish*

trish@gogreennation.org

Environmental Film Festival Goes Live!

I had the opportunity to share the news about our environmental film and arts festival with the Alachua County Commission this morning. Here’s the clip – item #5 “AM Public Comments”

http://alachua.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=1259

Tonight we had a full house at the Hippodrome to let everyone know about our plans and how you can be involved….

Next step: find sponsors for the Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival. If you know of a business that would like to support this project, please let us know! ecofilmfest@gmail.com or via our forum.

Thank you all and cheers to an exciting adventure as we create the first annual Gainesville Environmental Film Festival!

We’re on our way….

“We want to round up our information and present it in a fun and entertaining way so people can take it home and make it their own,” Lasseter said.

Tuesday’s meeting holds two purposes, she said, as a way to give anyone who would like to a chance to participate and to recruit local experts for panel discussions and sponsorships.

“What they come up with will be thought-provoking but also inspiring to people in the community to know there are things they can do to make things better in terms of environmental issues,” said Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection director.

Bird said he thinks educating people will give them the opportunity to direct their concerns in a constructive way, and he hope to one day expand the festival beyond the borders of Alachua County.

“There is certainly an opportunity to make this not only a state-wide film festival that attracts people,” he said, “but maybe beyond that it becomes known for its environmental documentaries.”

http://m.gainesville.com/gv/db_39971/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=CokMF5O8&src=cat

Get involved with the Film Festival: http://www.gogreennation.org/forums/topic/gainesville-environmental-film-arts-festival?replies=1#post-30

Environmental Film Festival Logo Contest:

Festival Name and Logo contest….
Clever, artistic talent wanted!
Showcase your talent
Win local acclaim and recognition
Win great prizes!

This coming March, The Hippodrome, and GoGreenNation.org will present the first ever Annual Environmental Film and Art Festival in Gainesville. We’d like to invite you to help us name and design the logo for this festival… but you have to hurry.

  • Who can apply: Anyone may apply.
  • What we need: Logo images incorporating your suggested festival title. You may submit only 3 images so send us only your very best. Submitted art work must be full color, high resolution (300 dpi) jpgs.
  • When: Deadline – December 13, 2009 (11:59 p.m.) The winner will be announced January 11, 2010
  • Awards/prizes:
– The winner of the contest will be listed in the program distributed to thousands of people during our 10-day fest! If you are an up and coming graphics designer or even an established designer, this is a great way to get your name in the public.
-. Two VIP passes to the 10-day festival.
– Two Annual VIP passes ($350 value) to the Hippodrome Cinema.

*The submitted designs will become the property of the event organizers. If no winner can be chosen from the submitted entries then the organizers maintain the right to withdraw all offers and prizes.

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and green groups using a viral network to provide
environmental news and resources
to citizens throughout Florida and beyond.

See below for more information about this incredible Festival!

Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival, March 19-28, 2010
Tentative plans include:

  • 18 film screenings of five films
  • 5 film-related discussion sessions
  • 4 workshops: environmental education and filmmaking workshops, environmental social networking workshop, greening your business
  • 2 gallery shows
  • 6 nature outings with professional tour guides
  • Networking opportunities to connect environmental groups and individuals to work together to promote sustainability in the community
  • Short film contest for high school students in Florida: students will produce five-minute film. Approved topics will include public service announcements for nature centers, parks, environmental groups or issues, natural resources and sustainable businesses in their communities. Selected shorts and PSAs will be screened during a “red carpet” celebration to recognize the students’ work.
  • A day-long celebration at the Bo Diddley Plaza to “educate, enlighten and entertain” will include music, information booths, and, after dark, screenings of the top high school shorts and a free family-friendly film.
  • VIP Reception for filmmakers and supporters Read on for more details. A 10-day festival featuring a series of films, exhibits, art, music, activities and events in Gainesville, Florida, focused on the environment. The focus of the festival is to use film and other art forms to raise environmental awareness and resolve environmental issues.

Film – The focus of our film program is to bring in relevant, professional environmental feature-length films to our audiences. Four feature films will be presented in rotation at the Hippodrome Cinema. Our goal is to raise enough funds to be able to offer these films for free. We want to expand our reach beyond those people who generally turnout to similar screenings and provide open access to the citizens of Alachua County and beyond.

Saturday Celebration – Two hours of environmental films and our students’ winning films will be offered to the community at the outdoor Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville along with an environmental education fair, intergenerational and intercultural activities for all ages and performances at the weekend culmination of the 10-day festival. This eight-hour event will include participation by area environmental organizations who wish to connect with members of the public to share information about their projects and help them to get involved in helping to solve environmental issues.

Art Gallery Exhibits – Several prominent art galleries through the region will feature special exhibits of environmental-themed art work during our Environmental Film and Arts Festival week.

Learning Opportunities – We will coordinate with local organizations and agencies to schedule a series of workshops and seminars before and after films to inform attendees about ongoing projects and how they can become involved in issues that interest and concern them. Experts will provide workshops on best green practices, local green opportunities, as well as workshops for filmmakers including screenwriting, film production, and producing films using environmentally sustainable practices.

Exploring our Natural Resources – Alachua County and the greater Gainesville area is rich with natural beauty and protected areas. Outdoor specialists will plan activities and outings on Sunday to introduce participants of every age to the wealth of natural resources in our community to help inspire stewardship and a desire to help protect the quality and endurance of our wilderness, waterways and open spaces.

Through this project we will draw together organizations, businesses and individuals who are working to address environmental issues and build partnerships between the arts, government, community and businesses to develop practices for sustainable living.

This project needs funding, sponsorships and collaborative organizations. Please let us know what you think and how you’d like to help!

Environmental Film and Arts Festival INFO MEETING

Posted by Trish Riley, January 8, 2010

Want to know how YOU and YOUR ORGANIZATION can be part of the inaugural Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival in March, 2010?

We are excited to invite you join us  at the Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12th. We will introduce the Festival and inform local organizations and businesses about how they can be a part of this and future festivals.  We’ll meet at 5pm for a social hour at the Hipp Bar followed by a short meeting at 6pm where we will outline the festival concept and discuss how we can come together to make this the most exciting environmental event ever to happen in Gainesville . If you are an environmentally connected business, artist or organization, mark you calendars now for this event. There are going to be several opportunities during the festival to get your message directly to the community. Our vision is to entertain and connect the community to our local resources. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Be there now.

The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival is a collaborative effort of the Florida Defenders of the Environment, the Hippodrome State Theatre and GoGreenNation.org to raise awareness of environmental issues in our North Florida region and to inspire our community to address environmental issues through lifestyle adjustments, business and the arts. This festival is designed to engage the community through school-related programs; community conservation projects; green business education; film, music, dance, poetry, photography and visual art exhibitions; and community non-profit organization involvement.

Through this project we will draw together organizations, businesses and individuals who are working to address environmental issues and build partnerships between the arts, government, community and businesses to develop practices for sustainable living.

There are many ways for individuals, businesses and organizations to get involved:

* Participate in our environmental fair

* Help showcase area natural resources

* Display environmental artwork

* Sponsor a film and other festival activities or make a donation to support the festival

* Volunteer to help

* And Much More!

For more information contact us via email at ecofilmfest@gmail.com or call Trish Riley at 954-384-9466. Join the discussion about the Film Festival in our forum – Click Here!

We look forward to working with you!

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