The goal of Going Green Film Festival is a bit different. In addition to showcasing new green films, Going Green seeks to recognize eco-friendly television and film productions. To that end, Going Green will award ECOtainment Awards “for demonstrated exemplary efforts in eco-friendly initiatives that respect and protect the environment” — much like the Environmental Media Association’s annual EMA awards, given to TV shows and films for similar reasons.
That means the ECOtainment Award recipients won’t necessarily be green-themed films or shows; the 2010 winners are 24
, The Good Wife
and Extreme Makeover Home Edition
. However, most of the films screened at the three-day festival are green films. Festival attendees can watch now-famous newish eco-documentaries such as Addicted to Plastic
, Greening of Southie
and King Corn
— or pick from intriguing-sounding films like Bangladesh: Water World
and Hybrid Man
In addition, the festival will screen the 1948 classic film, The Bicycle Thief
, give out additional awards to films with green themes, and hold both a welcome and closing awards presentation. Tickets to the festival
cost $7.50 for individual screenings, $35 for day passes, or $375 for an all access VIP pass that includes the special events. All screenings and events will be held at Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills.