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First national Green Film Festival Premieres across the UK

 Premiering in five cities across Britain, the first national UK Green Film Festival, which runs from 20 – 22 May 2011, will show a selection of the best films, documentaries and shorts that highlight climate change and other environmental issues. Produced by volunteers from Igloo Regeneration and with formative links to the San Francisco and Washington DC environmental film festivals, this pioneering new film fiesta will feature world and UK film premieres along with some new takes on environmental classics. It will be held at independent cinemas in Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester and London, spreading wider in 2012.

Alongside feature length films being shown at the festival, short film makers are being invited to submit their work to be shown as part of the festival. Igloo’s John Long, one of the festival founders, said: “Igloo is working closely with creative industries in each of this year’s launch locations so we are conscious there is local filmmaking talent out there that may find this festival an ideal platform to promote their material to a wider audience and also bring important local issues to light. At this stage, we’re keen to hear from anyone who thinks they might have something of relevance.”

The UK Green Film Festival is the brainchild of Igloo’s Chris Brown and John Long. Igloo are a specialist development and regeneration manager committed to a policy of sustainable development designed to deliver benefits to four key stakeholder groups (the local community; creative industries; regeneration agencies; institutional investors). Working with influential property investor clients including Aviva Investors, Igloo is reshaping the investment landscape for urban regeneration and proves a worthy advocate for this thought provoking new festival.

Chris Brown commented: “Concerns around the environment and sustainability are increasingly moving from being a minority issue to much more of a mainstream interest. We want to do whatever we can to raise awareness of these issues and are conscious that people want to know what they can do in their own lives to make a difference – the UK Green Film Festival will do both and we are looking forward to what we think will be a fun, informative festival experience.”

The participating cinemas in 2011 are; Chapter in Cardiff; Glasgow Film Theatre; Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds; Phoenix Square in Leicester and Shortwave in Bermondsey, London. Each will be programming screenings with a supporting line-up of events being planned including talks and Q&A’s by filmmakers and guest speakers, outdoor bicycle powered screenings, live music and more.

The festival film programme was announced in March, to keep updated on the Festival visit the website or follow the Twitter feed @UKgreenfilms.

Sponsors are being sought for the UK Green Film Festival. All partners involved are contributing their time voluntarily, working hard to ensure that the festival is a success in its debut year with a view to becoming a highly anticipated annual event.

UK Green Film Festival

Article from:   Creative Boom

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