Celebrating How We Experience and Sustain our Watersheds Through Film

RRNW is seeking documentary style films that are entertaining, educational, and inspirational. Films should not be commercial in nature. Submitted films should acknowledge the many disciplines, perspectives of the river or watershed restoration industry, watershed stakeholders, and river users. We are encouraging films that focus on the theme of Changing Course: The challenges we face, and the measures we take, to adapt to the critical changes looming in our climate, political, and social systems.

Run times of 10 minutes or less per film is preferred, with a maximum length of 20 minutes.
The film submission deadline is organized into three tiers:
Early Bird Deadline ($12): January 21, 2019
Regular Deadline ($16): February 20th, 2019
Late Deadline ($20): March 12th, 2019

This year we have added a new amateur filmmaker environmental short category! Visit our site on Film Freeway for more information.

To submit your film please click on the submit button below:

We will host screenings of the selected films in both Portland and Seattle with additional potential screenings in the works. The Portland event will be on October 3rd. This page and our facebook event page will be updated with the latest information for the event. Please return here for additional information.

If you would like to receive occasional updates from RRNW please join the RRNW e-mail list by entering your address where it says Join E-mail List on the right side of this page. If you wish to join the Film Event E-mail List to ensure that you are included on follow-up emails for submissions please email film_submissions@rrnw.org with the subject ‘Email list –  Film Event’.

To see a list of films that were selected in last year’s event click here.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us at: film_submissions@rrnw.org.

RRNW is seeking sponsors for this event in order to offset facility and logistics costs. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring please contact us at film_submissions@rrnw.org.

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