Get Involved with One Earth Film Festival 2014!

Last year’s One Earth Film Festival drew over 2,000 viewers, and the goal for 2014 is to deepen and expand our reach FilmFestlocally and regionally.   Planning for the 2014 Film Festival is underway, and in order for it to be a success, we will need many helping hands, both as Volunteers and Sponsors.   Community leaders, businesses and organizations are encouraged to lend support as we produce this three-day change-making event in the Oak Park/River Forest/Chicago area in March 2014.  Green Community Connections needs your partnership as we raise awareness about environmental challenges and solutions through the power of film.  Our goal is to produce festivals that enrich the lives of participants and  we anticipate that film fest participants will also bring business for local merchants.  Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email Sally Stovall.

Continue reading to learn more about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

More about Sponsorship

As a One Earth Film Festival Sponsor, organizations will be introduced to an audience of concerned citizens who are passionate about the environment and are conscious consumers.  We provide sponsors with exposure to thousands of film festival attendees and even more exposure online at, on Facebook and Twitter.  We welcome creative partnerships that increase community and spread the news of sustainable living.

Please download our 2014 Sponsor Brochure.

If you’re interested in volunteering, aside from getting to work with an amazing, energetic group of people, all volunteers who participate in either the planning or help during the festival on site will receive a One Earth Film Festival tee-shirt (while supplies last) and an invitation to the post-festival volunteer celebration (details TBD).

Planning Teams Forming NOW!

Pre-festival planning teams include:

  • Film selection & film program development
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Sponsorship
  • Venues and logistics
  • Events
  • Volunteers
To volunteer for a Planning team subteam, please email Sally Stovall.
You Can Help us Promote the Festival! We like to say that every volunteer is on the promotion team, because we look to our volunteers to spread the word about the festival within their own networks.  We provide suggested emails, Facebook updates and Tweets to each team member to aide in this process up until and through the festival in March.  Right now, we need all hands on deck to help spreading the word about our second-annual “One Earth . . . Our Earth” Young Filmmakers Contest.  Submissions from students in 3rd grade up through college will be accepted until January 12th.  You'll find a flyer on our website and posts on Facebook that make it easy to share this news.

Onsite Event Tasks for Volunteers

As you can imagine, producing the actual weekend of films and discussions is a monumental undertaking.  At last year's festival, we showed 40 films at over 20 venues.  We look for volunteers to help at every venue in a variety of capacities, allowing volunteers a rewarding - yet time-limited - experience.   Here is a list of the types of help we need March 7-9, 2014:

  • help with registration
  • help with set-up and re-set tasks
  • serve as greeters and hosts
  • answer questions for participants / provide directions to film screening sites  or other OP/RF locations
  • take photos or video footage at film showings
  • setup and manage projection equipment
  • provide transportation of equipment, chairs, etc., to various sites
  • live-tweet the event and post to Facebook and other social media, in order to amplify the engagement from the event itself
Post Event Tasks for Volunteers

We would love to have all festival volunteers come to the volunteer celebration after the event.  (day, time and place to be determined).  There are always ways to get involved with Green Community Connections throughout the year.  We invite all festival volunteers to share their talents with Green Community Connections after the festival!  Visit our website for more details on how to Get Involved.