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Going Green Film Festival - Two thousand dollar prize

Going Green Film Festival

Going Green Film Festival

CHIPOTLE SPONSORS GOING GREEN FILM FESTIVAL - $2,000 Prize to be Awarded to the Film Matching Eco-Friendly Philosophy. Next Deadline: November 30th, 2009

Los Angeles, CA (November 17, 2009) -- The Going Green Film Festival (GGFF), a unique, firstof-its-kind film festival promoting environmental awareness and best practices, today announced Chipotle Mexican Grill will sponsor the festival with a $2,000 prize to be awarded at the inaugural Going Green Film Festival for April 2 – 4, 2010 at the Writer's Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

Chipotle Mexican Grill will award the cash to the filmmaker whose film best matches or compliments their philosophy of eco-friendly food with integrity. Films with themes of “integrity" or eco-conscious food/living can be submitted to any of the 3 categories to be considered for the
prize.

In addition to serving food at opening and closing receptions, Chipotle Mexican Grill will
provide a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos to all attendees of the festival who provide a
ticket stub at Chipotle Mexican Grill Los Angeles locations for a week following the fest. “We are very excited to be a part of the Going Green Film Festival in its inaugural year," said Nathan Dail of Chipotle Marketing. "At Chipotle, we have always strived to find better ways to respect our food, the environment, and each other, so we appreciate the scope of the festival’s subject matter.”

The Going Green Film Festival is accepting all genres of submissions, but films must be between 10 and 120 minutes in length and have been completed between 2008 and 2010. Films may be submitted online at www.goinggreenfilmfestival.com and are being considered
for three main categories:

1) GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film’s production worked to lessen the carbon
footprint left on the planet (Any Genre Film Eligible);
2) OUR PLANET, where the film’s topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the
environment; and
3) HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation. (Any Genre Film Eligible)

The Standard deadline is November 30th, with a submission fee of $55 and the Final deadline
is January 15, 2010, with a submission fee $65. Each submission fee includes a $20 donation
towards Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). For every REC purchased, one megawatt-hour of renewable electricity is delivered to power grids.

Other prizes include a hybrid electric bikes, filmmaker software, film, a tree planted in the winners' names and much more. Other sponsors of the Going Green Film Festival include MovieMaker Magazine, Fuji Film, 3Degrees Inc., The Daily Green (Hearst Communications),
Clear Channel Outdoor, Indie Printing, Showbiz Store and Cafe, Google Grants, Pro8 mm, MovieMaker Magazine, Inktip, GreenMuze, Production Hub, Write Brothers, International Screenwriters, 3Degrees and Niagara as the official water sponsor with their new Eco-Air
Bottle™.

More information about the Going Green Film Festival as well as best practice guidelines for sustainable filmmaking can be found at www.goinggreenfilmfestival.com.

Subscribers to the
Going Green Film Festival e-newsletter are eligible to win two of ten free all-access passes for
the festival.

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