Cornwall’s first Green Film Festival, being launched by Cornwall Film Festival in St Ives from 16-20th September 2015.

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Highlight key green and sustainability issues with film; bringing together environmentalists, politically active community groups, special interest groups, film enthusiasts, community film clubs and film makers from across the region for a five day festival anchored by screenings from some of the best local, national and International film producers.

With Green and sustainable issues as the central theme, the festival will also consider how film and moving image influence dialogues around complex environmental issues such as land management, population development and cultural tourism. In partnership with the annual St Ives September Festival, Merlin Royal Cinema and the Green Film Network, it will expand education and learning opportunities in film whilst boosting audience choice; giving access to work that is not normally screened on the commercial cinema circuit.

On the cards are films by internationally renowned directors such as Wim Wenders’s The Salt of the Earth, featuring the photographer Sebastião Salgado’s discovery of pristine territories, wild fauna and flora, and grandiose landscapes; elements of a huge photographic tribute to the planet’s beauty. Also featured will be The Big Pick, a short film produced by Cornwall based filmmaker Bryony Stokes, who worked with Rame Peninsula Beach Care as they tried to grapple with the vast amounts of marine pollution washed up on their local beaches in Cornwall.

Additionally an on-line curated series of images with links to further work by filmmakers, artists, photographers and activists, will be available on a dedicated area of the Cornwall Film Festival website, connecting Territory to the wider film community nationally and beyond.

Alongside film screenings, the Green Film Festival will include debates, Q&A’s from invited speakers and discussions.  NEWS -On  Wednesday 16th September (Porthmeor Studios) 17.00 – 19.00 Filmmakers artists and activist –  Together towards a future ?

A round table discussion and networking event to bring together artists, filmmakers and activist to share projects make connection and highlight areas of joint collaborations towards a sustainable future.

Film makers will have the opportunity to submit work to the short programme to be screened on Saturday 19th September for the Official Green Short film screenings from Cornwall Film Festival at Porthmeor Studios. Programme 11.00 – 12.30, 13.00 – 14.30  & 15.00 – 16.30  – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

Click HERE or on the logo above for Full programme of events, screening and debates. We have selected interesting titles form around the World for further viewing on VOD see here >

If you would like some more information on local and national Green Issues Groups, please download our resource sheet here: Green Issues Groups Resource Sheet

Cornwall Film Festival would like to thank our sponsors and partners.

 

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