Event Dates
2016-09-19 - 2016-09-26

USAPECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) announces a call for submissions of films for the Polar Film Fest, which will be held in connection with Polar Week, 19-26 September 2016.

To celebrate Polar Week 2016, USAPECS is bring together the best footage that the internet has to offer and showing off the Polar Regions to the world! Whether it is your own footage, a video you found while surfing the web, or something a you've seen at the cinema, as long as it shares the Poles with the world, then it can be featured in the Polar Film Fest. From silly to serious, one minute to feature-length, and Arctic to Antarctic, USAPECS wants to see it all!

All submissions should fit into one of four themes:

  • Frozen Worlds:the Cryosphere;
  • Partly Frozen, Mostly Cute: Polar Biology & Ecology;
  • People at the Poles: The Human Dimension; or
  • Climate and Connections.

To submit a suggestion for Polar Film Fest, please go to the link above.

Submission Deadline: 15 August 2016.

Please note that you do not have to be an early career researcher to submit a film.

USAPECS will post curated film playlists with submission information under each theme prior to the start of Polar Week, 19-26 September 2016. During Polar Week, join others online at #PolarFilmFest or plan your own in-person watch party to enjoy some of the best films in polar science!

For questions, please email:
usapecs [at] gmail.com