CCCL Film Festival announced today its programs and activities for this year’s festival. The programs aim to support artists and spotlight climate storytelling in Thailand and Asia.
“The Hollywood film Don’t Look Up showcased the public, media and political indifference to the certain catastrophe of an asteroid hitting the planet and destroying life in six months. That risk was ignored. It didn’t end well for our species” said Christopher G. Moore, CCCL Film Festival Founder.
“We’ve chosen “Look Up” as the theme for CCCL Film Festival this year. Our young Thai film makers are producing films that will break through the wall of indifference to climate change.
…Please Look Up from your phones, computers and day-to-day problems. And spare a few minutes to understand what climate change means to your life and community. All the science suggests that we are close to reaching a tipping point. Like a slow-moving asteroid, it will ultimately hit hard and risk everything and everyone we value and treasure.“
The year-round programs and activities include:
1. Film Grants
CCCL Film Festival offers film production grants to aspiring filmmakers. The program is to identify new talents with exciting ideas on films about climate change impact and innovative initiatives in Thailand. Each selected project (at least 5 projects) will receive a grant up to THB 30,000.
This program is generously supported from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia and individual donors including Michael Herrin.
See previous grant recipients at www.ccclfilmfestival.com/grants-2021
2. Film Competition
Short Film Competition is the main activity of the CCCL Film Festival. This year, the festival will accept short films on climate change issues from Thailand and other Asian countries. Short films must be under 15 minutes. The selected works will be screened at the 3rd Annual CCCL Film festival in February 2023 and will be eligible for award prizes.
Submissions open in June 2022.
See previous selected short films at www.ccclfilmfestival.com/festival-2021/program
3. Student Ambassadors
CCCL Student ambassadors (SAs) is a program designed for youth artists. The program provides advice and supports to young artists during the process of producing a creative artwork that spotlights the climate change impacts. The complete projects will be featured on CCCL's social media platforms and through networks of CCCL's partners.
Student Ambassadors also serve in a youth jury in the CCCL Film Competition. Their role is to identify pre-selected projects with a strong execution, an intelligent approach, powerful stories and direction, effective writing and originality. CCCL will provide guidelines on film judging process.
Submissions open in July 2022.
See previous works at www.ccclfilmfestival.com/ambassadors-2021
4. Panorama Forum
CCCL Panorama 2022 serves as a forum for young Thai filmmakers to explore and discuss the impacts on communities in the effects of climate change on coastline evolution. In this forum, filmmakers will meet local environmental activists and experts, get exposure to international climate films, and learn about filmmaking from professional filmmakers.
The 2022 CCCL Panorama takes place in October. Submissions open in August 2022.
5. Climate Short Film Library
The CCCL Climate Short Film Library allows educational agencies, environmental agency, and groups of individuals to use short films from CCCL for educational purposes. If you are interested please contact the programming team at email@example.com
In addition, CCCL will release CCCL-supported short films on YouTube.
6. Film Festival
Changing Climate, Changing Lives (CCCL) Film Festival is the first film festival on climate change in Thailand bringing young and diverse artists, environmental professionals, and audiences together to celebrate films about climate change and empower local communities.
The 3rd CCCL Film Festival will screen climate change stories and filmmakers from Thailand and other Asian countries and host climate conversations and award ceremony.
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About CCCL Film Festival
CCCL Film Festival is a platform for Thai youth and communities to share their stories of climate impact, resilience, inspiration, and innovation. Founded in 2019, CCCL aims to raise awareness about climate change through the power of short films and inspire action in Thailand and Asia. We organize year-round activities and offer a limited number of filmmaking grants and mentorship to young aspiring filmmakers.
Your support is vital for us. Please consider supporting CCCL activities at www.ccclfilmfestival.com/donate