Monday, January 30, 2012

Open call for environmental film entries: Whaleback Festival in Portsmouth

Whaleback Environmental Film & Art Festival announces its open call for film submissions for its event, taking place in Portsmouth NH, May 11-13. With the excellent response to last year's inaugural event, the Whaleback Festival returns for its second annual weekend of environmental films.

"We welcome films from new and upcoming filmmakers," invites Dyanna Smith, festival organizer and President of the Red Eft Project, host of the event. Whaleback was designed to encourage people to translate their environmental messages and actions into film. "People are accomplishing great things for sustainability and conservation," says Smith, "and some of the most exciting, thought-provoking films telling these stories are coming from first-time filmmakers."

Films invited for submission can address any environmental subject, and range in length from short to full-length feature. Submissions are now being accepted online at the festival website:, and the early bird submission deadline has been extended until February 17. Visit the "submissions" page for more details.

Whaleback is organized by The Red Eft Project, a Portsmouth-based nonprofit fostering conservation and environmental protection through research, education, and opportunities to explore and connect with nature. To find out more about how you can get involved in local conservation, and to see the other Red Eft initiatives going on, visit