2019 Film Festival

Planting trees is part of the cycle of sustainability, innovation and putting back. Together, we celebrate tree planters, the silviculture industry, and forestry in general.

Dates & Locations

Vancouver, Thursday November 14

  • All done. it was great!

Victoria, Sunday November 17

  • Another stellar event. See ya next year!

Toronto, January 10, 2020

Montreal, January 11, 2020

Halifax, January 19, 2020

Cumberland, February 1, 2020

Watch the Trailer

We will be showing vintage planting films, 2019 originals, industry innovation videos, and some YouTube classics.

If you love film, or you just want a reason for a reunion of sorts, you’re invited! Come join fellow tree planters, foresters, loggers, teachers, mom’s and dad’s, researchers, public servants, and other interesting characters!

Tickets $20

Full bar (including good tequila). No minors please.

Biggest Sponsors $2,000+ (2+0 Sponsors)

This top category gives thanks to the Film Festival’s biggest sponsors with contributions of $2,000+.

Hosted by Summit Reforestation

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Integrated Management System software used throughout the forest industry, and beyond. Coincidentally owned and managed by former tree planters.


Our first sponsor!

Tough gear for tough jobs.

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Sizeable Sponsors $1,000+ (1+0 Sponsors)

These fine sponsors have stepped up with a sizeable $1,000+ donation. Hey, you rock!

An online resource for tree planters since 1998.


Other Film Festival Contributors

These fine folks deserve some props for the other unique ways that they have contributed to make this film festival a success.

Committed to environmental sustainability and putting back, the Heritage Coffee Company plants one tree per pound of coffee sold.

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A women’s caulked boot has arrived.


Industry leaders that have brought about a paradigm shift in our understanding of ergonomic injury reduction and rehabilitation.

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Become a Sponsor

All of the proceeds being collected right now are for the 2019 Festival Tour, and to help build a Grants & Awards Fund for 2020 video submissions.

We will reach a lot of people through our website, social media, at the events themselves, and then again when the 2019 Film Festival Video is released to YouTube.

  • If your business likes this cause and is looking for exposure, we can do that. Let’s chat about what will work best for you.
  • If your business is interested in the sharing of the reforestation industry to the public, well hey, that is what we are doing here.

100% of sponsorship dollars go towards presenting the Film Festivals. All additional sponsorships dollars go towards the Grants & Awards Fund.

Become a Sponsor

Call Tim Tchida (250) 847-1114 or Bryn Gabriel (647) 404-1311

Email us at Info@TreePlantingFilmFestival.earth

Thinking About 2020

We are all in this together. Let’s share the art of tree planting through the art of film. Get your company involved.

2020 Video Format Ideas

  • The vision is to have 20 short vignettes created by tree planters to share together at the 2020 film festival.
  • Possibly some micro-feature films at 10+ minutes.

2020 Film Festival Locations

  • Vancouver & Victoria
  • Calgary & Edmonton (?)
  • Toronto & Montreal

2020 Satellite Locations Ideas

  • We’re looking at making the film festival extra-portable so a simplified version can be held by others.
  • How about at campuses hosted by foremen and supervisors?
  • We’ll use our various social networks to help promote these satellite events.
  • Cool idea, right?

Contact us if you have some ideas to share.

Grants & Awards Fund

Our goal is to build at minimum a $20,000 Grants & Awards Fund for the 2020 season. This fund will be shared with, or awarded to, tree planters and film makers for the 2020 season.

Do you like shooting and editing videos? Perhaps start thinking about the 2020 season and what sort of filming you would like to be doing!

We are still working out the details as to how to apply. Stay tuned!


The Funds for 2020 are Growing!

Vancouver Film Festival

Vancouver, Thursday November 14

  • It was great! See ya next year!

Toronto Film Festival

January 2020

  • Details coming soon!

Victoria Film Festival

Victoria, Sunday November 17

  • Another great event. We’re already planning for 2020!

Montreal Film Festival

January 2020

  • Details coming soon!