Monday, 31 August 2009

Announcement: Development and Climate Days Annual Film Festival

The Development and Climate Film Festival provides a platform for amateur and independent filmmakers from around the world to showcase short films on issues relating to climate change. They raise awareness, share ideas, and convey important messages in a creative and engaging way.

The film festival was launched as a parallel event to the Development and Climate Days at COP13 in Bali in 2007. Where possible the screenings are attended by the filmmakers giving the chance for the audience to put questions to them directly and take part in the ongoing debates that surround climate and development issues.

The festival will run over the weekend of the 12-13 December 2009, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen. The deadline is October 15, 2009.

Broadcast Media & Climate Change. 4-5 September 2009. Paris, UNESCO. This high-level international event is organised by UNESCO in partnership with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), regional broadcasting unions and other international broadcasting organizations to consider a global consensus to raise public awareness on the challenges of climate change. Read more