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From the people at Planet in Focus

10th Anniversary Festival: October 21-25, 2009.

For 10 years the generosity of our supporters has significantly contributed to our status as Canada’s preeminent international environmental film and video festival and for this we THANK YOU. In 2009 Planet in Focus celebrates 10 years of positively affecting the minds and actions of audiences, championing the global growth of environmental cinema, celebrating the stellar achievements of environmental heroes and acting as a global leader in environmental awareness and education! We are appealing to you today to help make our 10th anniversary programming the best yet and to play an instrumental role in program sustainability and growth over the next ten years.

Environmental Awareness, Education, Community Engagement, and Solutions are the cornerstones of Planet in Focus’s activities and in today’s world the importance of Planet in Focus continues to play a critical role. To effectively deliver our core programs and to ensure healthy growth over the next ten years and beyond, we continue to rely on individuals who understand the value of supporting such important programs.
Planet in Focus’ Growing Impact

* Our 10th Anniversary Festival ~ October 21-25, 2009 We are planning a number of special events and programs to mark this special occasion including our Spotlight Program - Fast Forward: Toward a 2020 Vision - which looks Ten Years Forward and presents original and expressive works that examine the challenges that lie ahead and the solutions that will deliver real and effective change.

* Canadian and International Touring Program: In the past year, Planet in Focus has presented dozens of films in over 25 communities to thousands of new audiences across the country. But it doesn’t end there! Throughout 2009 Planet in Focus will have a distinguished presence in China, Kuwait, Singapore, Sarajevo and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City!

* Mini Environmental Festival Series: In the spring of 2009 we traveled across the province and brought Planet in Focus to four schools in underserved districts across Ontario (Fort Francis, Sault Ste Marie, Ottawa, Dundas). This tour is the first of its kind in the province and has been made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Teacher’s Federation!

* Primary Partner in Green Screen Toronto a groundbreaking initiative to green the film production industry – the first of its kind in the world!

* Expanding Youth Camera Action video training program to include an intensive March Break camp (in addition to our annual summer two-week program)

* Monthly Screenings and Special Events: Monthly screenings take place at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto and York Region year round. Recently, we hosted an Evening of Conversation with Carlo Petrini (President and Founder of Slow Food).

*Planet in Focus: OTTAWA In June 1020 the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film and Video Festival will officially launch a satellite annual festival in the Nation’s Capital in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature.

This incredible story of growth has been achieved through people, like you, who believe in our mission and recognize our potential to use film and video as a significant catalyst for change. As we embark on this milestone year, and build a vision and legacy for the future, we appeal to your conscience and your support. Please send us a gift today and join our growing group of supporters who are keeping our planet in focus.

Official Website: http://www.planetinfocus.org/

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