2017 Call for Entries
Since Real Food Media launched the Real Food Films Contest in 2013, we’ve seen 440 film submissions from 34 states and 31 countries. We would not be where we are today without the incredible people you see on this page: the fantastic judges, advisors, media partners, school ambassadors, and allies who have built this project with us. In these three years, we’ve sparked more than 350 events around the world and thousands of connections online — and we have heard one question loud and clear:
HOW CAN I TAKE ACTION?
The more than 70 films we have featured have inspired people around the world to learn more about critical issues at the heart of our food system and to get active in new ways to build the food system we need.
This year, Real Food Films is responding to this call. Our team is thrilled to announce that this year’s Real Food Films programming will focus on providing resources for deeper learning and engagement around three key areas:
TAKING ON BIG SODA: PUBLIC POLICIES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH
BUILDING POWER WITH FOOD WORKERS
TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE THROUGH FOOD
Drawing from the films in the Real Food Films library, we’re launching toolkits this summer for communities to get busy locally to take action on these issues.
We’d love to include your films in this series. Our call for entries is open through APRIL 1ST for films that feature people, places and stories that put a spotlight on this year’s themes.
DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT PDT
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- As always, submissions must be your own original work.
- Breaking with rules from past years, your film can already be featured on your website or elsewhere on the internet, it doesn’t need to be a new cut to be entered.
- Your film must focus on one of this year’s toolkit themes above.
- Yes, we’re open to international submissions again!
- Film length must be 2-15 minutes.
- There are no fees for entry this year.
- No cash prizes will be awarded this year; selected films will receive distribution with media partners and across our networks around the world.
- Along with past finalists, selected films will be added to the Real Food Films library and will be licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.
- See our affirmation of terms for all the fine print.