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7th Annual International Polar Film Festival - Call for film submissions!

In conjunction with International Polar Week, the US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is hosting the seventh annual international Polar Film Festival in September 2023! For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase short videos on topics related to the Polar regions to the public and broader APECS community. Films will be hosted digitally on our website each day during Polar Week, and we are planning an online panel discussion with interested filmmakers during International Polar Week in September 2023.

Deadline for film submissions is August 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

If you would like to submit or suggest any short films or videos (1-30 minutes long) for viewing, please submit them using this google form or send them directly to

Submissions of independently created films (created by you or someone you know) are welcomed and encouraged. In the past, we’ve featured a range of works, from feature films and academic documentaries to independently-produced videos, interviews, and news reports. We welcome a diversity of submission types and topics. Information and videos from previous years’ film festivals can be viewed at:

We are also looking for people to host in-person screenings this fall, so if you’re interested in doing so, please indicate this on the film submission form or email We look forward to another exciting Polar Film Fest!

Kind regards,


US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

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