/How to make film production environmentally friendly? Thematic panel and screening

How to make film production environmentally friendly? Thematic panel and screening


Acting in the culture sector in times of climatic catastrophe, we have to bear it in mind how culture can influence the way the audience perceive climate change. Environmental education is one of the most important tasks not only for culture organizers, but also for everyone of us living in Anthropocene. The culture sector cannot be indifferent to the reality in which it is functioning. Culture and its creations touch every aspect of our activity – including a man`s responsibility for climate change.  Culture and art make us more sensitive and move us by showing new perspectives, and a shift of perspective is what must happen to make actions fighting climate change effective.

Education through art and increasing awareness through art – this is the part of responsibility we feel while making this festival. We try to encourage our audience to reflect by including in the programme of this year`s edition points related to responsibility for natural environment.


GREEN FILMING IN PRACTICE. FILM INDUSTRY AND ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

WHEN / WHERE:

2nd December 2022 – 3 PM
Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Screening Room

FREE ENTRANCE

This panel discussion will continue the activities started during last year`s edition, when together with other representatives of the festival industry we pondered on how to organize a festival more sustainably. This year we would like to consider a topic equally dear to us – the influence of film industry on the condition of our planet. Cinema has got great power. We love cinema and know that it can delight, astonish, shock. We sincerely believe that film can also rise awareness or even “convert”… maybe to the greener side of the force.

At the same time, we are aware of the negative influence of the industry we work in on the environment. With experts and the audience, we would like to think about what we can do to make film industry more sustainable.

Film industry, like any other, is facing the challenge of production that would be more responsible, thought through and friendlier towards the environment. This is an important change that must happen on many levels. One cannot make films on a dead planet. One cannot go to the cinema on a dead planet. And there are no film festivals on a dead planet. Education, broadening horizons, real, practical change – this is what we need as industry and as its individual actors. During the panel discussion we are planning to discuss existing solutions and possibilities, to stress how the awareness of filmmakers is changing, to indicate the most problematic areas, and to share our thoughts and experiences.  

Jagoda Mazepa
Kierowniczka produkcji filmów krótkometrażowych. Absolwentka produkcji filmowej w Państwowej Wyższej Szkole Filmowej, Telewizyjnej i Teatralnej im. L. Schillera w Łodzi.

Jagoda Mazepa fot. Michał Woźny Studyjo 4

Koordynuje projekty filmowe i kulturalne. Od 2019 roku pracuje w zespole Podkarpackiej Komisji Filmowej, odpowiedzialna za obsługę Podkarpackiego Regionalnego Funduszu Filmowego. Członkini inicjatywy Film dla Klimatu. Współautorka “Zielonego przewodnika dla branży audiowizualnej” – pierwszej tego typu publikacji w Polsce.

Malwina Górecka
Specjalistka do spraw promocji i komunikacji, a także kierowniczka produkcji i debiutująca producentka.

Malwina Górecka

Wraz z reżyserem Robertem Kwilmanem otrzymali nagrodę za zielona produkcje na Festiwalu Polskich Filmów Fabularnych w Gdyni w kategorii krótki metraż za film Alkibiades (film otrzymał również wyróżnienie na tym festiwalu). Zawodowo zajmuje się również promocją nauki i angażuje w kampanie społeczne i edukacyjne, obecnie produkuje dwa filmy dokumentalne.

Paulina Zacharek
Twórczyni i dyrektorka międzynarodowego programu profesjonalizacyjnego dla środowiska animacji stop motion – StopMoLab, w ramach którego powstaje zielony przewodnik dla animacji poklatkowej.

Paulina Zacharek fot. MichałCharyton

Założycielka i współwłaścicielka firmy MOMAKIN. Członkini Zarządu Krajowej Izby Producentów Audiowizualnych (KIPA). Historyczka Sztuki. Specjalistka ds. dystrybucji kinowej animacji oraz edukacji profesjonalnej i powszechnej w zakresie filmu. Współorganizatorka Animarkt Stop Motion Forum, a także współprogramerka sekcji Masters i Business na tymże wydarzeniu (od 2016 roku). Inicjatorka programu edukacyjno-dystrybucyjnego #bajkizpolski. Swoją przygodę z animacją zaczęła od współpracy ze studiem i fundacją Se-ma-for, gdzie prowadziła Semafor Muzeum Animacji, a także realizowała i koordynowała liczne projekty i wydarzenia kulturalne, m.in.: „Semafor film festiwal On tour”, „Junior Semafor Film Festival”, Semafor European/Asian Express (część edukacyjna).


NATURE – HUMAN – CULTURE. THEMATIC SCREENING

WHEN / WHERE:

2nd December 2022 – 1 PM
Małopolska Garden of Arts – Small Screening Room

Is nature a resource we can use without limits or maybe we constitute its integral part but forgot how to live in harmony with other organisms?
What can the world look like after climate catastrophe?
What makes us similar to whales?
Is it still worth changing our habits and systems of values?
How to choose the tree species we will turn into after death?

Etudes and animations tell stories, throw us into new narrations, and sometimes into new universes. Each year the festival programme is rich with exceptional films and perceptions of reality. This year, from the works sent in, we also selected the ones which pay attention in a special way to what is happening where culture and nature – spaces in which we function – meet.

Each of the selected films depicts a different aspect of a man`s contact with nature, perception of the natural world. Each of them also provides us with a different perspective on how we function in the environment, how we change it or how we adjust to it, what we miss and what we have lost, how we defend what is dear to us.

The selected films make up a unique collection – some of them may be watched also as part of competition programmes, some, however, have been selected for the purpose of the screening and will not be presented anywhere else.

Jaśmina Madej