5 pm reception; 6 pm film festival screening, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport
The festival will feature eight short films that tell stories of people around the world taking action to address the environmental challenges facing the Earth today. Submissions were accepted from filmmakers of all ages and awards are given for Best Short Film, Best Very Short Film, Best Youth Film and Audience Choice. Featured this year is a collection of short local films about the Merrimack River. The MRWC is serving on the judges panel for these films.
The Earth Port Film Festival was founded in 2012 by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media. The intent of the film festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues. For more information, check out https://www.earthportfilm.org/