Films

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne Accepting Submissions

The Environmental Film Festival Melbourne began in 2010 with a vision to inform and inspire people in relation to environmental issues. We hope you will see the films on offer here and then choose to be part of the solution to the problems they discuss.

Prepare to be confronted, prepare to have to think, but most importantly of all, prepare to take action. These films present serious problems, but often provide simple answers. Sometimes all it takes is a change in mind-set and some political will, and if we can help generate that then our work here is done.

They’re currently accepting film submissions for EFFM 2012. If you’ve got a film to submit, download the submission form using the link below. Good luck!

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For a listing of the films that they’ve screened previously, check out their archive page.

 

High Arctic Film Weekend

This post comes to you from Cultura21

London – December 3/4, 2011
On December the 3rd and 4th, the National Maritime Museum in London hosts the High Arctic Film Weekend. In parallel, the High Arctic exhibition is shown at the National Maritime Museum until the 13th of January 2012, too.
The weekend of Arctic films complements it by featuring a range of documentaries, Inuit features and rare archival footage. The purpose is to expose different representations of the Arctic over the past century.

Why are we so fascinated by the Arctic? Which impact has the climate change for the Arctic? Which problems are Inuit communities confronted with? Among others, these questions will be discussed in-between the screenings.

A special preview screening of the BBC Frozen Planet series programme 7 – On Thin Ice as well as  rare footage of early Arctic expeditions from the BFI National Archive will be shown and film experts, scientists and artists will be there to answer questions and discuss with the audience.

The event is organised in association with the BFI National Archive, Royal Anthropological Institute and Canadian High Commission.
In order to view the full prgramme see http://www.nmm.ac.uk/visit/events/high-arctic-film-weekend

Cultura21 is a transversal, translocal network, constituted of an international level grounded in several Cultura21 organizations around the world.

Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

Go to Cultura21

Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun | Inhabitat #COP16

A pop-top snake god? This alien creature was one of a number of interesting installations placed on show at this year’s COP16 Climate Change Village. Located between the UN Conference’s official venue and downtown Cancun, the bustling village hosted workshops, films, conferences and eye-catching art installations from all over the world. Never one to pass up the chance to take some art snaps, Inhabitat was on-site to document all of the excitement — jump ahead to see more of the fantastic creations!

Check it out here:  COP16: Art in the Climate Change Village in Cancun | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World.

4 1/2 Hours: Across the Stones of Fire

4 1/2 HOURS: ACROSS THE STONES OF FIRE

Produced by The Coal Free Future Project benefiting The Appalachian Community Fund

Written by Jeff Biggers

Directed by Stephanie Pistello

When Marie and Hovie’s 150-year-old family homestead is threatened by a planned mountaintop removal operation they must come to grips with their conflicting fates. Will their love for each other and the land survive an epic journey “Across the Stones of Fire?”

Films & Visuals by Ben Evans

Purchase Tickets Here.

Running time: 60 minutes, no intermission

Venue: The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street

Performance dates:

Tues 6/8 @ 5:30pm

Wed 6/9 @ 7:30pm

Sat 6/12 @ 12pm

Sun 6/13 @ 7pm

via 4 1/2 Hours: Across the Stones of Fire (Planet_Connections).

SEEDS Festival

SEEDS Festival is a unique interdisciplinary summer festival dedicated to arts and ecology. SEEDS features workshops, collaborative design projects, live performances, films, panel discussions, interdisciplinary investigations, and an archiving project. SEEDS cultivates innovative practices, by researching the connections between green, embodiment, justice, interconnectivity, reflection, investigation, art, science, and sacred.

SEEDS 2009 will focus on potentiality . Potential for new growth is generated in places where diverse organisms meet. In this year of potential political change, we invite this phenomenon into our interdisciplinary investigations .

2009 Format: Week One consists of workshops and a weekend mini-festival. Week Two is comprised of multiple interdisciplinary investigations. The Festival will culminate in a community day presenting research findings and offerings for the public.

You are welcome to attend the full two weeks of SEEDS , to experience the integrative nature of this project. Attend the whole event or a portion – either way, you will be a part of this creative thread. To read about last year’s research, join the seeds network: www.seedsfestival.ning.com .

via SEEDS Festival.