Young filmmakers mobilise against climate change

Film4Climate video competition receives 863 entries

16 November, 13:06

    Young filmmakers mobilise against climate change at Cop22 Young filmmakers mobilise against climate change at Cop22

    MARRAKECH - Young filmmakers from all over the world took part in the Film4Climate Global Video Competition organised to coincide with the Cop22 climate conference underway in Marrakesh.
    In total 863 short videos about climate action by young people aged 12-35 from 155 countries were submitted for selection by the jury presided by legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. The shortlisted films, lasting no more than 12 minutes, were screened at the Coliseum movie theatre in the heart of Morocco's tourist capital.
    First prize went to Spenser Sharp for his video '8,000 dollars', while joint second prize was awarded to Nathan Dappen for his documentary 'Snow garden' about a man who collected data on snow for over 40 years and to Lulu DeBoer for her autobiographical 'Love note to an Island' in which she journeys to her native island to say 'goodbye' as it is lost to rising seas. Film4Climate was organised under the auspices of Connect4Climate, a global partnership programme launched by the World Bank Group and the Italian environment ministry to tackle climate change by promoting solutions and empowering people to act.
    "The winners and in general all the shorts that took part are extraordinary because they give a very good sense of how young people are mobilising against climate change," Connect4Climate programme manager Lucia Grenna said. 

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