The Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival
is a film festival held annually in Palmerston North
, New Zealand
since 2005; it was originally named the "Aotearoa Environmental Film Festival".
" in the festival's original name is the Maori
word for New Zealand
, literally meaning "the land of the long white cloud."
The festival's new name makes use of the homophone
"reel" / "real". "Reel" is a reference to a film reel
, while "real" is a reference to the documentary focus of the festival.
In 2009 Reel Earth received over 200 entries and conferred merit awards for outstanding selections. Fourteen filmmakers from New Zealand, the United States
, and the United Kingdom
, among other countries, attended. The festival screened to an audience of over 4,000 during May in Palmerston North.
The director for the 6th (2010) season was Warren JonesReel Earth. Director's Welcome
. http://www.reelearth.org.nz/modules/content/content.php?content.265. Accessed May 3, 2010.Reel Earth. Director's Welcome
. http://www.reelearth.org.nz/modules/content/content.php?content.265. Accessed May 17, 2010..
The season opened with a "green carpet gala" on May 22, 2010.Reel Earth. 2010 Festival
. http://www.reelearth.org.nz/modules/content/content.php?content.256. Accessed... Read More