In conjunction with International Polar Week, the U.S. Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is hosting the seventh annual international Polar Film Festival. The film festival will take place in September 2023.
For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase short videos on topics related to the Polar regions to the public and broader APECS community. Films will be hosted digitally on the website each day during Polar Week, and hosts are planning an online panel discussion with interested filmmakers during International Polar Week in September 2023.
Submissions of independently created films (created by you or someone you know) are welcomed and encouraged. In the past, organizers featured a range of works, from feature films and academic documentaries to independently-produced videos, interviews, and news reports. Organizers welcome a diversity of submission types and topics. Information and videos from previous years’ film festivals can be viewed online.
Organizers are also looking for people to host in-person screenings this fall. Those interested in hosting a screening should indicate this on the film submission form or email usapecs [at] gmail.com.
Extended submission deadline: 1 September 2023, 11:59 p.m. EDT.