UK Green Film Festival is back with a bang

May 24, 2013

UKGFF2013 LOGO-Updated3The ever growing, third UK Green Film Festival will take place from 1 – 8 June 2013. As the only UK-wide environmental film festival its one not to miss, screening 7 features and 7 shorts , spanning 15 cities and towns across 17 venues.

The festival is back with a bang to prove stories about the environment need not be all doom and gloom, but fascinating and thought-provoking as the festival trailer perfectly demonstrates.

This year’s programme includes the opening gala and UK premiere More Than Honey, featuring a skype Q&A with the director Markus Imhoof. Highly topical after the recent EU ban on selected pesticides to give greater protection to bees, this film also promises stunning cinematography.  The festival closes with a screening of Trashed, which was selected for a special screening at Cannes and scooped awards at Tokyo International Film Festival in 2012.

Other GreeningFilm highlights among a strong line up include road-movie Solar Taxi, chronicling an epic 18-month adventure that spans the globe as Louis Palmer embarks on an around-the-world adventure powered exclusively by the sun.

With special guest speakers from the world of film and the environmental movement, the festival is quickly establishing itself as a vital mouthpiece for green issues and filmmakers in the UK and beyond.

Twitter: @UKgreenfilms   http://www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org

WHY GET INVOLVED?

A recent study estimated that screen production (film and TV) in London alone produces 125,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

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