About The EarthX Film Festival

Our Mission

Our mission is to build an annual flagship environmental film & music festival in Dallas, TX and a year round community that supports film, music, culture, and the outdoors. We seek to promote film and the art of storytelling in a way that entertains, informs and inspires audiences to get outside, push boundaries, and protect the environment.

About the Festival

The 2023 EarthX Film Festival will be in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, TX, October 20 – 22.

The EarthX Film & Music Festival is the only environmental film festival in Texas.  The 2023 festival features three evening  programs in three beloved venues in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, TX. Each program will feature film, music and conversation with themes around outside adventure, conservation, activism, intersectional environmentalism  and representation in the outdoors.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now. Get tickets for 15% off until October 9, 2023.

Past festivals have featured films from independent filmmakers as well as brands such as Patagonia, National Geographic, REI, North Face, Protect Our Winters, Reel Rock, Redbull, Natives Outdoors, Chicken and Egg, WaterBear, Redford Center, and many other companies contributing to the environmental film space.

October 20, 2023

The Texas Theatre | 7 PM

We’ll open our 2023 festival at the historic Texas Theater with a screening of Common Ground, from filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell. Following the screening, we will be joined by film guests and local farmers for further conversation around the regenerative farming movement. The evening will also feature a concert by acclaimed indie artist, Donna Missal. Join us after the show at Casa del Vegano for some good food, drinks and a dance party.

October 21, 2023

Arts Mission Oak Cliff | 6 PM

 At the beautifully restored Arts Mission Oak Cliff, we welcome guests to fully explore all of their senses. The evening will feature projection mapping which will immerse guests into nature landscapes, as well as short film screenings, an exclusively curated food menu by Dallas’ own, Dive Coastal Cuisine, drinks, storytelling with special guests, and extraordinary live music performances from the Nick Rothouse Trio and world-renowned cellist, Ben Sollee

October 22, 2023

The Kessler Theater | 6:30 PM

Our closing screening will take place at the beautiful Kessler Theater in the heart of historic Oak Cliff. We will share a selection of short films that highlight stories of characters that not only find purpose in the outdoors, but strive to share that opportunity with others. The evening will also feature an intimate performance by Danielle Ponder. Following the event, guests are invited to join us at The Wild Detectives for drinks, dancing and music by DJ Elkin Pautt as we celebrate our final festival night. 

Meet the Team

Film Festival & Content Director

Hayley Nenadal

Hayley Nenadal

Based in Telluride, CO, Hayley Nenadal puts film, outdoors, and activism first (and in that order).  Spending the last 20 years working at Sundance, Telluride, Mountainfilm, Mill Valley Film Festival & others, Hayley has a strong background in programming, operations and film production.  Her goal is to make a difference in this great big world with powerful stories, which has influenced her journey to EarthX Film, where she works with her experienced team to build a community that supports an environmental film movement in Dallas, TX.

Creative Director

Kelsie Key Browne

Kelsie is a Memphis,TN native who now resides in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a lover of all things weird and creative. Before joining the EarthX Film team in 2021, she worked wearing many hats in the film/tv industry as a producer, creative producer, assistant director and an art department set dresser. She enjoys finding fun & exciting ways to tell a story through art. She finds most of her inspiration from music, films and her husband & 2 amazing children. Her other interests include hiking,camping & photography. She credits her hometown, Memphis, for giving her such a strong love for music, film and the arts.

Producer- Film & Interactive

Clay Barron

Since graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, Clay has spent a decade working in the film industry – first as an Art Director in New York and Los Angeles, and now as a Producer based in Austin, TX. Before joining the EarthX Film team he produced independent films and documentaries, branded commercial content, and worked with Austin Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Program Director

Laura Shaunette

Laura Shaunette is a community programming and storytelling enthusiast. She is the founder of The Downlow, a beloved storytelling event in Telluride, Colorado. In 2018, with her wife Geneva, she began Back Pocket Creative, a custom event company. She aspires to cultivate spaces where people feel comfortable being themselves, and encouraged to collaborate and further understand one another. Her other passions include cooking, camping, and dancing to funky horns and handclaps.

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