Cinema Verde Environmental Film Fest to feature MENA titles & Gerard Butler doc

Now approaching its 13th edition which will take place February 12-14, 2022, this year also marks the festival's launch as a streaming platform for environmental films.
Cinema Verde Environmental Film Fest to feature MENA titles & Gerard Butler doc

Cinema Verde, a non-profit dedicated to broadening the reach of environmental education through 13 years of environmental film festivals, makes its catalog now available as a streaming platform. The current database will be expanded to include more than 120 festival films during the upcoming Cinema Verde film festival, which will take place February 12-14, 2022. Some of the MENA titles included in this year's lineup are Cracked, a five-minute film from Turkey, Crisis by Shiva Momtahan from Iran, Destitute Living by Khamis Hassan Almasry from Palestine, Foresters by Mahdi Kamranirad and Haboob by Mahsa Samani both also from Iran.

Independent, award-winning environmental filmmakers will be featured in the Q&A “Ask An Environmental Filmmaker” throughout 12th and 13th February 2022.

If star power is what you're after, there is that too within this year's line-up as filmmaker Sean Bloomfield takes us along on a journey with Gerard Butler in Love Reaches Everywhere, as the actor embarks on a life-changing journey to see how his mother's favorite non-profit organization transforms the lives of children in some of the world's poorest countries.

The one common thread running through this films is the need to help heal our planet and change the world for the better so we can't help but love this film festival. They really had us at "hello."

This will be a virtual edition that promises to reach people globally, taking us on an eye opening journey to the real state of the world. 70+ festival films have been carefully selected by their investigative nature, and bring together the insightful and captivating work of award-winning and indie environmental film makers. The selection process is spearheaded by veteran environmental journalist and Cinema Verde director Trish Riley. The festival films will be available to watch online throughout the film festival from Feb. 12-14, 2022, and mark the launch of Cinema Verde as a streaming platform, providing continuous access to a film database that speaks to our sense of being, collected throughout 13 years of Cinema Verde.

Cinema Verde is available through one-day passes ($5), a monthly pass ($10) or at an annual membership of $60 at To help celebrate their 3-day festival, we at MIME are partnering with them and offering ten free day passes to those who reply to our weekly newsletter mailing which goes out on Thursday, February 10th. So sign up for our newsletter, on the MIME homepage, click "reply" when you receive the email and tell us why you'd like to watch some of the films in the programme, for a whole day of free access.

Check out the Cinema Verde full lineup and watch some of the films' trailers on the festival's website.

Cinema Verde is funded in part by Visit Gainesville, Alachua County and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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