For five days, the Polar Film Festival will showcase short videos on topics related to the Polar regions to the public and broader APECS community. Films will be hosted digitally on the USAPECS website each day during Polar Week, and an online panel discussion with interested filmmakers during International Polar Week will be held in September 2023.

If you would like to submit or suggest any short films or videos (1-30 minutes long) for viewing, please submit them using this form or send them directly to The deadline for film submissions is August 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET.

Submissions of independently created films (created by you or someone you know) are welcomed and encouraged. In the past, there have been a range of works, from feature films and academic documentaries to independently-produced videos, interviews, and news reports. The festival welcomes a diversity of submission types and topics. Information and videos from previous years’ film festivals can be viewed here.

USAPECS is also looking for people to host in-person screenings this fall, so if you are interested in doing so, please indicate this on the film submission form or email