THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW
4th December 2014
at 7.30 p.m. - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan
Featured by International Center for Climate Governance, Algo Mas and Skyinbox.
Short films on climate change, renewable energies and sustainability.
An evening dedicated to imagining the future of our own planet, through the following short films from the last edition of Think Forward Film Festival.
AFTER THE RAIN
Biljana Garvanlieva, 19’57”, documentary, Macedonia
Henry Boffin, 14’14”, dramatic, Australia
THE SONG OF NIYAMGIRI
Niki Nirvikalpa, 5’52”, animation, India
Derek Hallquist, 14’37”, documentary, USA
BLACK INSIDE - THREE WOMEN'S VOICES
Rodney Rascona, 11’53”, documentary, USA, 2012
A debate by Prof. Stefano Caserini of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Milano) followed.
Alberto Crespi and Rocco Giurato, artistic directors of Think Forward Film Festival, attended via Skype.
Click here to download the event’s poster.
Thursday, 4th December 2014 at 7.30 p.m.
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Palazzo delle Stelline
Corso Magenta 63 - Milano
Free entrance subject to availability.
In collaboration with:
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Event part of GIVE! - Festival del Volontariato Giovanile of Comune di Milano
THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL AT ART NIGHT: ARcTic night
21st June 2014
from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. - Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Within the activities of the Art Night Venezia in Venice, ICCG in collaboration with Think Forward Film Festival presented a selection of short films on climate change and the melting of the Arctic ice:
SVANTE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
, directed by Mattias Gordon YOUNG ICE
, directed by Derek Hallquist TOURISM MELTDOWN, CLIMATE CHANGE CAUSES DRIFT ICE LOST
, directed by Megumi Nishikura e Luis Patron SONG OF NIYAMGIRI
, directed by Niki NirvikalpaFollowing reception. Free entrance.
THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL AT FAO: SELECTION OF THE BEST SHORT FILMS FROM THE 2013 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
13th February 2014 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome
at 12.30 a.m.
Event organised by ICCG in collaboration with the Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) and Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC).
Introduced by Carlo Carraro
- Director, International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), Marcela Villarreal
- Director, Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC), Michele Emmer
- President of the Jury, 2013 Think Forward Film Festival.
The following short films
were screened:AFTER THE RAIN (CLIMATE TESTIMONIALS)
by Biljana Garvanlieva BE THE CHANGE, IT STARTS WITH YOU
by Jorim Tan FORESTS: THE HEART OF A GREEN ECONOMY
by Toby Richards SVANTE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
by Gordon Mattias THE HUMAN COST OF POWER
by Alexandra De Blas THE SONG OF NIYAMGIRI
by Niki Nirvikalpa THE VALUE OF SOIL
by Ephraim Broschkowski and Bernd Hezel YOUNG ICE
by Derek Hallquist
THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL AT POLITECNICO DI MILANO: THE CLIMATE THEY ARE CHANGING
20th and 27th November 2013 - Aula De Donato, Politecnico di Milano, Milan
at 8.30 p.m.
Event organised by Algo mas in collaboration with Think Forward Film Festival.
A selection of the best videos from the last editions of the Think Forward Film Festival were screened, in order to imagine the future of the Earth.
A debate by Prof. Stefano Caserini
of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) followed.
PRESENTATION OF THE THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL 3RD EDITION
4th September 2013 - 70th Venice International Film Festival, Spazio Luce Cinecittà, Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia, Italy
at 2:30 p.m.
Event organized by International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG)
The third edition of the Think Forward Film Festival was presented at Spazio Luce Cinecittà (Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia) during the 70th Venice Film Festival. On this occasion the international Short Film Contest was launched and a selection of TFFF 2012 short films was screened.
THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL AT ART NIGHT: CLIMATE REFUGEES
22nd June 2013
from 6.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. - Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Within the activities of the Art Night in Venice, the Think Forward Film Festival hosted the screening of the short movie
GOD IS RAIN
directed by Rehad Deasai (6’19’’)
and of the winner short movie of the Think Forward Film Festival contest 2012:
EL ROSTRO HUMANO DEL CAMBIO CLIMATICO
directed by Juan Àlvarez (9’56’’)
During the evening took place the opening of the photographic exhibition from the series:
ENVIRONMENTAL MIGRANTS: THE LAST ILLUSION, a project by Alessandro Grassani
CHILDREN'S COURSE ON DIRECTING ANIMATION
22 February – 1 March – 8 March – 22 March 2013 - Scuola Primaria "B. Canal", Venice, Italy
The course aims at realizing an animated short film on themes of climate change and renewable energies.
Daniele Lunghini, director, illustrator, events creator, web comunicator. He lives in Reggio Emilia. With his 3D-short-film “The Scandal Photos” he won the Grand Prize of World Animation Celebration (Los Angeles), and, with his “Imagine” (Montecarlo, 2001), the category of Best European Production. Lunghini has been selected to participate in the Festivals of New York, Miami, Melbourne, Tokyo and another 40 Events, and hereby won 6 international awards. Further information is available at: www.lunghini.it.
See the gallery >>
Videos: Il Giardino Floreale and Super Zoo
THINK FORWARD FILM FESTIVAL A PCST 2012
19th April 2012
at 5.30 p.m. - Florence
The following shorts were screened
DANGER GLOBAL WARMING
2011, animation, 4’46”, Italy
A young scientist discovers the truth about the future of the Planet Earth. He builds two robots for the mission to alert the world. Maybe there will be still a chance.
2010, experimental, 1’07’’, Germany
A full plate on an empty table. Suddenly, a knife attacks the vegetables, ruining the harmony of the composition; a flood tide of cream sauce follows. A home-made representation of climate change’s consequences on world famine.
WHERE THE SEA WHISTLE ECHOES
2009, documentary, 11’17’’, Japan
Ama, the legendary women divers of Japan, have been practicing sustainable fishing for hundreds of years, but climate change coupled with overfishing is bringing them face to face with an uncertain future.
2010, adv, 1’04’’
Produced by McCann Portugal for Quercus
2010, videoclip/experimental, 3’20’’, Italy
In an industrial landscape, metal elements stick out of the ground. In another place a person with a gas mask tries to run away from that claustrophobic situation. A video that expresses the difficult relationship between the natural and the artificial.
2011, animation, 7’35’’, Canada
The term “second hand” is referred to the ticking of a clock, but it also describes re-used items. Would you rather save time? Or save some objects? This film examines the imbalances and the waste created by these modern obsessions.
DON’T LET IT ALL UNRAVEL
2007, animation, 2’06’’, UK
This planet and everything on it took millions of years to slowly, carefully and uniquely evolve. The speed by which we are now destroying it is the issue that this film tackles through the simple medium of knitting. A colourful knitted globe spins on its axis, a single strand of yarn is being pulled from it. As the camera moves in we see that individual aspects of the planet are unravelling; the polar caps, the seas, and the rain forests all at a great and increasingly unstoppable pace. Endangered animals disappear at an alarming rate. We cut back to see the world smaller and darker, stabbed by a large knitting needle, still unravelling. Don’t Let It all Unravel.
A special suggestion from the ICCG given the forthcoming Rio+20 - 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development:
2010, artistic short, 25’56’’, Germany
PLANET is a playful short film about the long-term consequences of unsustainable development. Though the set design that Nikolai Kinski moves through is fantastical, the background of this environmental film is very real (written and directed by The Vikings).
The viewer follows the adventures and misadventures of a temperamental simpleton day after day, as he sets out to explore his unusually small world. Even as he’s marvelling at the planet’s pristine and natural beauty, the man thoughtlessly begins to destroy its very foundations through reckless behaviour. And eventually, this behaviour comes back to haunt him.
Without realising it, our man has soon walked around the entire planet on his daily tour. He’s literally back where he started. Although he complains bitterly about the increasing pollution he begins to encounter, he doesn’t recognise it as his own.
Singlehandedly, the man transforms the planet of his dreams into his own worst nightmare: the forest becomes a charred wasteland, the once-idyllic sheep meadow an oily, apocalyptic marsh, and his swimming pond becomes a huge landfill.