Earth Port Film Festival, May 12, 2012

Earth Port Film Festival

May 12, 2012
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Screenings at 2 PM and 7 PM
Reception at 5:30 PM

Coming to Newburyport on May 12th …. a day of short films focused on inventing, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing, or documenting environmental action through the media of film and video. The inaugural Earth Port FIlm Festival, co-organized by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport, sponsored by The Beach and Nature Company and hosted by the Firehouse Center for the Arts is a not-to-be-missed event.

Journey from a family’s mission to save the California condor, to the depths of the Stellwagen Bank, from a community-owned solar power company in Germany to a Massachusetts garage built of recycled tires, from a delightfully quirky animation about waste to the amazing cinematography following the Colorado River from source to sea.

We are pleased to announce the film festival winners and finalists:

Youth WInner: Lights Out! (RubyCube Entertainment)

Adult Very Short Winner: River of Dreams (Mill Valley Film Group)

Adult Short Winner: Second Hand (Isaac King)

 The full schedule for the Earth Port Film Festival will be released shortly and tickets will be available through the Firehouse Center for the Arts at

The Earth Port Film Festival was inspired by a desire to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media and was guided by the 2012 Earth Day theme “Mobilize the Earth™ Proceeds from the Earth Port Film Festival will be used to support the work of PortMedia, Newburyport’s community media center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides independent and original public affairs, arts, education, and government programming to Newburyport and the surrounding area.. Further information is available at the festival website, For additional questions please contact PortMedia’s Director of Development, Joe DiBiase at or (617) 701-7678. “Mobilize the Earth” is a trademark of the Earth Day Network.