EarthX 2020 Going to Online Format
Earthx2020 will be held virtually from April 23 through 25 in Partnership with the National Geographic Society to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In light of the rapidly developing news of COVID-19, CDC guidelines and city of Dallas requirements, the EXPO portion has been canceled and EarthX will host its conferences and film festival on the internet through May, and some will be moved to the fall.
The 50th Earth Day Celebration will be livestreamed on April 22. The virtual experience will be layered with EarthxFilm Festival programming of select 2020 films, which will then present its physical film festival in the fall, along with the EarthxGlobalGala and the world premiere of The Way of the Rain – Hope For Earth, directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford with a special narration by Robert Redford.
EarthxFilm Education is extending the #Planet911challenge youth film competition in collaboration with CreativeVisions and Instagram. The new deadline is April 8, and winning films will be screened online April 22 and in a theatre at one of the EarthX Half-Earth Day events in October.
EarthX places the health and safety of attendees, staff and event participants as its highest priority, and has taken these actions in compliance with the guidelines set forth by local, state and federal government health agencies.
CEO Tony Keane says, “EarthX continues to move our mission forward to connect, collaborate and celebrate. Our mission is relevant, and this global situation is a great example of how small and interconnected we are to each other and the planet.”
For more information, visit earthx.org/film.