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2017-09-18 - 2017-09-22

Following the success of last year's Polar Film Fest 2016, US APECS is organizing the second-ever Polar Film Fest, which will take place during International Polar Week. The theme for this falls celebration is #PolarWorld, so for each of the five days of the Film Fest, we're looking to showcase the best the planet has to offer in movies about the Arctic, Antarctic, and wider cryosphere – no matter what language they're in.

We're looking for film suggestions, whether they're just a few minutes long or future length, that fit any of the following themes:

1) #PolarWorld: Polar issues are global
2) Science in action: Working in extremes
3) People at the poles: The human dimension
4) Polar policy: Preparing for the future
5) Icing on the cake: Frozen fun

Films may be original or produced by someone else. To submit your own film, upload it to a video sharing site (i.e., Youtube or Vimeo) and submit the link along with a description of the film and a note indicating that you made the film, on the submission form. Films produced by others must be available publicly online. Films that can be watched for free are preferred; please do not submit links to illegal streaming websites.

We invite you to please submit your suggestions through the Google Form we've set up:


Once the films have been selected and curated, organizers from US APECS will put together a schedule with virtual and in-person watch parties. If you're interested in helping to curate the films or in organizing an event, be sure to get in touch!