Written Intent to Participate Due: Thursday, January 15, 2015Entry Deadline: Thursday, January 29, 2015


One Earth Film Festival announces a call for entries for #LoveOneEarth, an open exhibition that gives artists in Oak Park and surrounding communities an opportunity to showcase their artworks as part of our annual environmental film festival. #LoveOneEarth is a public exhibition in which art — reimagined from reclaimed, upcycled or found materials — inspires sustainable choices out of love for Mother Earth. Displayed works will be accompanied by a message that calls viewers to attend the One Earth Film Festival, March 6-8, 2015.

One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival and attracts thousands of goers each year. The festival presents 30+ films and programs that cover a variety of sustainability topics, followed by meaningful solution-oriented discussions. It all takes place over one weekend every year in early March.

INTENT TO PARTICIPATE The #LoveOneEarth exhibition, the first of its kind for the festival, which is celebrating its 4th year, is open to artists in the Chicagoland area and are at least 18 years of age or older by Jan. 1, 2015. Artists can send their intent to participate by email including their NAME, PHONE, EMAIL, 2-3 SENTENCE BIO to OEFFMarketing@gmail.com by Thursday, January 15, 2015. Early declaration of intention to participate will be given priority. A sketch or photo roughly outlining the artist’s intended work is preferred when submitting their intent to participate.

REQUIRED COMPONENTS Submission of freestanding three-dimensional or an easily mountable two-dimensional works should be primarily comprised of materials found or reclaimed. Artwork should somehow acknowledge the campaign theme of and/or the One Earth Film Festival. Three-dimensional work should not weigh more than 40 lbs or take up more than a 3-foot radius, and two-dimensional work should not exceed 48” in width or height.

We will ask artists to participate in promoting this exhibit in their own networks and would appreciate their support in sharing news of One Earth Film Festival, as well.

SUBMISSION OF ARTWORK An image(s) of the final artwork, along with a short description and contact information, must be submitted by email to OEFFMarketing@gmail.com no later than midnight on January 29, 2015.

SELECTION AND SHOW Images of all work submitted will be hosted on oneearthfilmfest.org and the festival’s social media pages along with the artist’s bio and preferred contact information, on a digital gallery. Select entries will be chosen to appear in partnering business windows on Valentine’s Day and in the week’s leading up to the festival. A festival gallery will be hosted online and potentially at the festival. Details regarding the show of work are still pending.

Other Important Information

The One Earth Film Festival reserves all rights to accept or deny any entry.Selection of entries chosen to show will be based on the criteria listed above, and their ability to inspire sustainability. Participating artists must enter their work at their own risk. One Earth Film Festival and its affiliates will not be held liable for an artwork damaged, lost or stolen during course of the exhibit.

For questions email julia.m.evans@gmail.com.