Earth Port Film Festival – Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Earth Port Film Festival

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

After much anticipation, the Earth Port Film Festival is coming to the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 12th, and it offers something for everyone. The festival features environmentally focused short films, by independent filmmakers from across the US, Canada, and the UK, that surprise, entertain and educate. And don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of models sporting fashions made from recycled and reclaimed materials at the 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 on a trip following the Colorado River from source to sea, and marvel at how the revitalization of ancient skills is restoring a community’s water system in Azerbaijan and saving native bees in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Film screenings will be at 2 PM and 7 PM with a reception at 5:30 PM. The complete festival schedule including the list and description of films to be shown at each screening is available on the festival website at Tickets are now available at the Firehouse Center for the Arts by calling the box office at 978-462-7336 or online at

The Earth Port Film Festival is organized by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport and is sponsored by the Beach and Nature Company.