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CATALYSING CHANGE WITH ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS

  • ACMI Cube Federation Square, Flinders St Melbourne Australia (map)

REEL IMPACT INDUSTRY DAY: SESSION 3

Saturday 14th October 2017 | 2.00pm to 3.00pm | ACMI

Many environmental films are made with a mind to generate awareness that leads to improved environmental outcomes. But just how effective can enviro-films be, and are we making the most of film’s potential? This panel brings together industry professionals involved in creating social and environmental impact through film, using developed strategies covering the spectrum from production to distribution, from documentaries to climate fiction (cli-fi).

Full day pass $65 + booking fee. Individual sessions $18 + booking fee.

Speakers

Madeleine Heatherton - Media Stockade

Madeleine is an experienced director and producer. She works across a wide range of documentary and top rating factual programs. In 2012 she co-founded the independent production company Media Stockade with Rebecca Barry. Media Stockade has an established social impact producing arm dedicated to educational, community and corporate distribution of documentary films. Since inception we have worked to create innovative alternative distribution models which provide additional sources of impact and offer new opportunities for Australian and international filmmakers.

Adam Bumpus - APIDAE

Sarah Beard - Northern Pictures

Sarah has over 20 years, experience delivering content to commercial clients, broadcasters and for feature release. As a passionate ocean conservation advocate, marine themed stories have always been Sarah's passion. In addition to her film work Sarah has been working as an outreach producer for Take 3, a grassroots organization focused on reducing marine plastic pollution. Working on BLUE has been the ultimate project for Sarah, combining her extensive marine based film work and her not-for-profit ocean advocacy work.

Sam Charlotte - Cool Australia

Sam heads up Cool Australia’s Curriculum team. She is a firm believer in the transformative power of education, so develops innovative and practical resources for teachers to engage and inspire students.

Facilitator: Chloe Aldenhoven - Friends of the Earth Chloe has been campaigning for action on climate change and keeping fossil fuels in the ground since 2009.  After joining the Quit Coal collective in 2012 Chloe took a paid position facilitating the Gasfield Free Victoria campaign in Western Victoria. She worked with communities from Geelong to the South Australian border developing resistance to onshore gas and fracking, helping to build a social movement that this year achieved a permanent ban on fracking and a long term moratorium on all gas exploration!

Facilitator: Chloe Aldenhoven - Friends of the Earth

Chloe has been campaigning for action on climate change and keeping fossil fuels in the ground since 2009.  After joining the Quit Coal collective in 2012 Chloe took a paid position facilitating the Gasfield Free Victoria campaign in Western Victoria. She worked with communities from Geelong to the South Australian border developing resistance to onshore gas and fracking, helping to build a social movement that this year achieved a permanent ban on fracking and a long term moratorium on all gas exploration!

The Reel Impact: Environmental Film Industry Development Day is aimed at connecting environmental film practitioners, communicators, educators, eNGO workers and other interested folk to share information, exchange battle stories, build skills and catalyse the production of more high quality environmental video content.

The event panelists are industry leaders in the film and environmental sectors who will draw upon their extensive knowledge of innovative techniques and industry trends. The day will consist of a series of themed panel discussions, and conclude with a networking event for all ticket holders.

Earlier Event: October 14
MAKING A SPLASH (AND HOW TO KEEP SWIMMING)
Later Event: October 14
COMMUNICATING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES