For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase several 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. This year’s festival theme is Stories of Environmental and Social Change in the Polar Regions. 

Deadline for film submissions is August 19th, 2022 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 works ranging from feature films and documentaries to independently-produced videos, interviews, and news reports, so we welcome a diversity of submission types and topics. Last film festival’s videos can be viewed at

We are also looking for volunteer film reviewers and 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 Despite a year’s hiatus, we are back and extremely excited to see what films the broader polar community has to showcase this year!


Kind regards,


US Association of Polar Early Career Scientists