Films for the Forest is an annual short film collection that uses the power of creative storytelling to convene, empower, and activate global audiences to take action on behalf of the world's forests.
Launched by Rainforest Partnership in 2010, Films for the Forest invites filmmakers from around the world to share the voices and stories of forests worldwide, highlighting their rich biodiversity and local communities, their immense beauty and importance to the entire planet, the threats they face, and the opportunities for renewal.
A fantastic panel of judges selected this year’s winner: 2022 judges include five-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater, who has been a Films for the Forest judge since the competition's inception; Welsh actor, singer, and activist Iwan Rheon (for the second year in a row); Colombian filmmaker Juan Sebastián Mesa, director of Los Nadie (winner of the 'Audience Award' at the 31st Settimana Internazionale della Critica de Venezia); Ecuadorian filmmaker Frida Muenala, director and writer from the Kichwa community; and British activist and youth speaker Lucy Houliston.
Screenings will occur at 5:00 Pacific Daylight Time for audiences in the Americas, 5:00 British Summer Time for UK, Europe, and African audiences, and 5:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time for Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islander audiences.
Here is a brief glimpse of what will be our screening this year and a little more about the films that are awakening, energizing, and transforming us this year.