October 13, 2018 (All day) to October 15, 2018 (All day)
Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia
Av. Luís Vaz de Camões
The 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals will take place on October 13-15 in Seia, Portugal, as part of the CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival. CineEco is the only film festival dedicated entirely to environmental issues, in its broadest sense, in Portugal. It has been taking place in Seia, one of the gateways to the highest mountain in Portugal mainland (Serra da Estrela), since 1995 and promoted by the Municipality of Seia.
Connect4Climate's Program Manager Giulia Braga will participate in a conference session on October 13 as part of the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals.
Saturday, October 13
Venue: CISE Auditorium – Centro de Interpretação da Serra da Estrela
9:00 AM - Reception
9:30 AM - Opening Ceremony
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President of the Portuguese Republic
Carlos Filipe Camelo, Mayor of Seia
Pedro Machado, President of Turismo do Centro
Gaetano Capizzi, President of Green Film Network
Mário Branquinho, Director of CineEco
10:00 AM - Panel I - Presentation of 36th Green Film Network festivals
Moderators: Eleonora Isunza Gutiérrez, Co-Director of Festival Cinema Planeta (Mexico) and Peter O'Brien, Director of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Wahington D.C. (USA)
1:30 PM - Lunch
3:00 PM - Conference sessions
Panel II - How to Maximizing Impact Through Festivals
Moderator: Pedro Macedo, Climate Reality Europe Team Portugal
Werner Boote, Austrian Director of Environmental Documentaries
Catherine Beltrandi, UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
Ailton Krenak, Indigenous leader, environmentalist, and Brazilian writer
Panel III - How to grow as a cultural proposal of tourist attraction and public
Moderator: José Alho, League for the Protection of Nature and Administrator of the Inatel Foundation, Portugal
Giulia Camilla Braga, External Communications, the World Bank and Connect4Climate
Helena Freitas, Chair on Biodiversity Safeguard for Sustainable Development, UNESCO
Ashley Hoppin, Executive Producer, The National Geographic
Pedro Duarte, Professor, Rapporteur on the conclusions of the Forum
6:00 PM - Forum Final Session with a representative of the Portuguese government
7:00 PM - Dinner
9:30 PM – Opening of the 24th edition of CineEco 2018, with the screening of the film "The Green Lie, Werner Boote, doc., Austria, 2018, 93', with the presence of the film director. Venue: Movie theater at Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia.
Wrap-up video #IFEFF
Sunday, October 14
General Assembly of the Green Film Network (GFN)
Venue: CISE Auditorium - Centro de Interpretação da Serra da Estrela
10:00 AM - Discussion tables
1:00 PM - Lunch
2:30 PM - General Assembly and final resolution
5:30 PM - Closing Session
Monday, October 15th
Touristic visit in the region (program to be defined)
Banner image credits to Eduardo Amaro
Social Media Kit
Please find below the social media kit - spread the word and promote the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals on your social media channels.
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There's no doubt this is the time to change! Change for a better wold and a possible future. Cinema has the capacity to lead by example, by mitigating the environmental impact of film productions as well as raise awareness about climate change through storytelling. Connect4Climate, CineEco, Green Film Network, Festival Cinema Planeta, National Geografic, UNEP and many other international partners will be taking part in the 1st ever International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals on October 13-15 in Portugal. http://ow.ly/LUtk30mb0LZ #Film4Climate #ifeff18 (please download the social media banners)
More about CineEco Seia
The festival takes place in the Casa Municipal da Cultura de Seia and CISE - Centro de Interpretação da Serra da Estrela. It has won international prestige, frequently competing with over 600 documentaries from more than 30 countries.
Over eight days, the festival carries a myriad of activities which include several side events, such as conferences, concerts, workshops, exhibitions, in addition to the competitive section and several film cycles.
The CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival offers quality films and alternatives concerning the traditional market.
The festival seeks to engage new audiences, and educate them to the cinema, its history, and its aesthetics. In addition to a general audience, the festival has attracted thousands of children and the youth region as well as tourists to the movie theaters.