We are thrilled to announce that LandxSea has officially joined the Green Film Network!
This milestone establishes us as the first UK organisation to be part of this prestigious international alliance, which includes 32 film festivals across 23 countries, all committed to fostering environmental stewardship through the power of cinema.
The network's primary objectives include coordinating events of associated festivals, promoting and distributing films worldwide, and driving initiatives and projects that heighten awareness of environmental issues.
The GFN receives support from the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), a key division of the IUCN, recognised as one of the world's largest and most influential conservation organisations dedicated to biodiversity and nature protection.
Rachel Caplan of LandxSea has been actively participating in the network since its inception in 2013, including hosting the annual GFN Awards ('The Green Oscars') in San Francisco in 2018, collaborating on the Special Projects Committee, and, most recently, serving as an independent financial auditor for the association.
Rachel remarks, "Joining the network is a significant milestone for Montrose LandxSea Film Fest, as it aligns with our commitment to showcasing Scottish talent globally and bringing the finest international green films to our Montrose audience. Our inclusion enables us to connect with global partners, from Turin to Toronto, Tokyo to Tehran."
A gathering of the Green Film Network's Festival Directors from around the globe at the 1st International Forum of Environmental Film Festivals held at CineEco in Seia, Portugal, October 2018. (Rachel is on the right near the back!) Photo: Eduardo Amaro
GFN AT LANDxSEA
Starting in 2024, each LandxSea Film Fest will feature selected highlights from our international GFN partners. Details regarding the 2024 Festival programme will be unveiled in August.
The annual Green Film Network Awards are accolades recognising the best green filmmaking from around the world, including Best Green Feature and Best Green Short. Nominated by each of the GFN member festivals and selected by an international jury, the awards include a special presentation & screening at a GFN festival each year. The 2023 Awards, hosted by Cinema Planeta, took place on the 7th December in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Starting in 2024, LandxSea looks forward to nominating British filmmaking talent to the awards each year.
GFN PARTNER FESTIVALS
BIFED, International Festival of Ecological Documentary, Bozcaada, Turkey
Cinema Planeta, Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico
CinemAmbiente, Environmental Film Festival, Turin, Italy
CineMare, International Ocean Film Festival Kiel, Germany
Cine’Eco, Seia, Portugal
CMS Vatavaran, International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum, New Delhi, India
DCEFF, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, Washington D.C., USA
Deauville Green Awards, International Festival of Film Productions on Sustainability and Eco-Innovations, Deauville, France
DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Prizren, Kosovo
ECOCUP, Green Documentary Film Festival, Moscow-Saint Petersburg, Russia
Ecozine Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cine y Medio Ambiente de Zaragoza, Spain
Ekofilm, Prague, Czech Republic
Festival du Film Vert, 60 different cities, Switzerland and France
Festiver, Barichara Green Film Festival, Barichara-Santander, Colombia
FICMEC, Festival Internacional de Cine Medioambiental de Canarias, Garachico, Tenerife, Spain
Filmambiente, International Environmental Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FINCA, Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental, Buenos Aires, Argentina
FReDD Festival, Film, Recherche et Développement Durable, Toulouse, France
Glimmerglass Film Days, Cooperstown, New York, USA
GMIFF, Green Montenegro International Film Fest, Danilovgrad-Nikšić-Bečići, Montenegro
Green Image Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Green Screen, Internationales Naturfilmfestival Eckernförde, Germany
IEFF, International Earth Film Festival, Tehran, Iran
INFF, Innsbruck Nature Film Festival, Austria
Interfilm, Berlin International Short Film Festival, Germany
One World, Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Montrose LandxSea Film Fest, Scotland, UK
Planet in Focus, Environmental Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
Rural FilmFest, touring, Spain
SiciliAmbiente Film Festival, San Vito Lo Capo, Sicilia, Italy
SEFF, Seoul Eco Film Fest, South Korea
Find out more at greenfilmnet.org