The Going Green Film Festival hosting its first-ever showcase of environmentally conscious films and environmentally friendly filmmaking techniques starting April 2.
The winner of the Ecotainment Award, to be given out at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, will win $2,000 from Chipotle Mexican Grill.
With the motto "REthink, REplenish, REcommit," the Going Green Film Festival is organized by, and will benefit, the Minorities in Broadcast Training Program, a nonprofit group that aims to boost the careers of student journalists. The Daily Green is a supporter, along with Fuji Film, 3Degrees Inc. and Google Grants.
A film must meet one of three criteria to be considered: It must deal with an environmental theme, employ environmentally friendly filming techniques or feature an alternative vehicle. In addition to the $2,000 from Chipotle, prizes will include hybrid bikes, trees and prizes from Fuji Film, Movie Magic Suite Software, Showbiz Software, Super 8 Production Facilities.
Here's a look at 13 of the nominees (and don't miss these 12 Going Green Film Fest nominees):
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