First-time filmmakers to professionals – everyone is invited Never made a film before? Consider yourself an amateur filmmaker? Studying film in school? Getting paid to make films? Your skill level doesn’t matter to us, we just want to see your vision of a possible positive future for humanity. Films are judged carefully on content and vision, so first time filmmakers have as good a chance to win as professionals. Never made a film? The dream of many people is to become a great filmmaker, director, producer or actor, but they don’t know where to begin. It no longer has to be just a dream. Now you can pick up a camera and create a cinematic story that has a purpose, a mission, a film that relays how you envision a topic or experience. This is a great time to start The Oscars have ra
The top 20 films will be screened by our diverse team of judges Our team of world-class judges are artists, activists and spiritual beings. Applying their critical eye, they will select the two top films based on our judging criteria. We thank them for their dedication to this incredible new film contest.Chris EyreChris Eyre is an award winning film director/producer and is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. His first feature film, Smoke Signals, established him as the first Native American director to receive a national theatrical release. Recently he directed We Shall Remain, a five-part PBS mini-series on the history of Native Americans which became the highest-rated Native American series ever on television and won numerous awards. Eyre’s other film
Here's our entry for the Possible Futures Film Contest. We had a lot of fun making this one, hope you guys like it!
Could human waste be a key ingredient in the quest to resolving multiple issues of impoverishment and sustainability throughout the world? SOIL’s work in Haiti has proven that it is. Their dry, composting toilets truly create a complete cycle of life, as the wastes are collected, treated, and transformed into fertile gardens, thus reducing the need for foreign aid, interrupting the spread of disease and providing jobs, education, and dignity. What impact would these toilets have in the quest for sustainability in the first world?
South Africa's First Lady of Space and environmentalist Elizabeth Klarer's testimony of extraterrestrial contactee events remains the most trusted version of its sort to date. The prophetic message that she brought back from the planet Meton, via her supposed lover Akon and his people seem more valid now than it could ever be then. Never before wer...Environmentalism, Activism & Humanitarianism seem to come in many shapes and forms these days. Elisabeth Klarer is no different. She was just years ahead. She stood behind her story with its strong environmental message until she died in February 1994. She believed that her work was here, to educate, witness and share what she had experienced esp as the dangers of our technology surpassing our humanity, seems eminent. Good planets are hard...
Hands of Action Uganda is a grassroots not-for-profit Community Based Organization. It aims empower rural communities in their battle against poverty and HIV/AIDS through sustainable agricultural programs and education.Since it was impossible to raise the funds to visit Uganda and film the activities of Hands of Action first hand, we decided to attempt a "remote" collaborative project, bringing together the talents of volunteers in Uganda, the UK, the United States and here in Hong Kong.
Remember Nitin Das and Dawn Mikkelson? They are the two filmmakers selected for the Grand Prizes in the 2011 Possible Futures Film Contest. In addition to a cash award, both Nitin and Dawn received a trip for two to Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest with The Pachamama Alliance, our parent organization. In August, Nitin and Dawn traveled to Ecuador for a once-in-a-lifetime experience among the volcanoes, cloud forest, and the Achuar people, an ancient indigenous community of the Amazon basin.
Over $30,000 in awards to the top seven filmmakers The filmmakers of seven films will receive awards valued at over $30,000. The Possible Futures Award and The Pachamama Award are chosen by our team of world class judges according to our judging criteria. Five additional People’s Choice Awards are determined by the films that receive the most votes by viewers. Winning films will be announced July 25th (check out our full timeline) and will be premiered at an awards ceremony in San Francisco, CA, United States. The Possible Futures Award: $10,000 plus a trip the rainforest One outstanding film will be selected as the best from all category submissions by our five Global Judges. The filmmaker will receive the highest of honors for expressing the greatest potential for solutions in our
How To Vote In The Possible Futures Film Contest Fill out the form below. Click the activation link in the email that is sent to you. Sign in to vote. Browse films in Watch and Vote. Click the “Vote For This Film” button next to the films that inspire you most. You can vote once for each film and you can vote for as many films as you like. Already registered as a filmmaker? Even if you’ve already registered as a filmmaker, you still need to register again as a voter.
Your votes will help determine the most inspiring visions of a possible futures the winners of the five People’s Choice AwardsYou can vote for as many films as you like. You can vote only once for each film. Once you vote for a film, you cannot undo your vote. Filmmakers are allowed to vote. Voting Ends July 19th, 2011 at 11:59 AM PDT! Your Voting History You can see the films you’ve voted for at anytime by clicking on “My Vote History” at the top of your browser when you’re logged in. Your Power Doesn’t Stop At Voting Support the most inspiring visions of a possible future by sharing them with your online communities.