Call for Submissions

The Crosscuts Short Film Competition is organized by the Environmental Humanities Lab, at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The film competition is part of the film festival “Crosscuts 2018: Bridges and Crossings”, funded by the Swedish research council FORMAS.

We invite short films of all genres that explore themes and feels within the scope of environmental humanities. A maximum of eight films will be selected and screened as part of the competition in Stockholm, during 23-25th November 2018.


Kalle Boman (Chair) – Advisor, Producer and Professor of Cinematic Composition, Academy Valand
Serenella Iovino – Professor of Environmental Philosophy
Issraa El-Kogali – Filmmaker and Artist
Jan Olsson – Professor of Cinema Studies, Stockholm University
Anna Åberg – Assistant Professor, History of technology and cultural studies

Download call (pdf 632 kB)

How to submit

All submissions must include the following information written in a Word document:

  1. name(s)
  2. position/title
  3. affiliation
  4. film title, date of completion and short description,
  5. online screener and password, and please specify a thematic focus of the submitted film; and relevance to the film competition scope.

Films must have been completed between January 2017 and September 2018. Maximum length is 15 minutes.

The deadline for submissions is 30th of September 2018. The decision on accepted entries will be announced by the 20th of October. Send your entries to 


Potential environmental humanities themes include but are not limited to:

  • Human rights, communication rights and climate change
  • Environmental change and migration
  • Racial/ethnic/gendered/sexual politics and positionalities
  • Cultural politics, social justice and the rise of the far-right and conservatism
  • Social movements
  • Popular communication as resistance
  • ‘Rights’ and intersectionality
  • Social media, activism and hacktivism
  • Strategies and tactics
  • War, humanitarianism and post-humanitarianism
  • Philosophy and existentialism
  • Energy, technologies and resources
  • Environmental futures and histories
  • Animistic, indigenous and fantastical realities
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