Global Sustainability Short Film Alliance 

Local events - global awareness!

Global Sustainability Short Film Alliance is an initiative to promote the production of sustainability-themed short films by higher education institutions, and the subsequent spread of sustainable ideas around the world.

The UN's 17 sustainable development goals are important to consider in all the choices we make, as individuals and as a society.

And it is important that we, as higher educational institutions, play our part to increase awareness around sustainability issues, through global international cooperation.

The alliance is made up of universities and film schools around the world, that contributes with sustainability films to a shared pool. The individual participating institution can subsequently use this pool of films to screen at local events and film festivals.

This is also a great opportunity for students to showcase their productions and to get their messages across, to a wide international audience. The screenings will contribute to increased awareness and the audiences’ understanding of the need for sustainability.
 

It is important that we, as higher educational institutions, play our part to increase awareness around sustainability issues, through global international cooperation.

 

The idea

Partners in Global Sustainability Short Film Alliance will run local short film events all over the world and by that, raise global awareness around the essential message of sustainability.

Each participating institution contributes with a number of short films of their own choosing that, directly or indirectly, relates to the theme of sustainability. These contributions will amount to a collection of films, which will be accessible to all alliance partners. Partners should then create a local event with these high quality international short films.

Examples of film contributions

VIA Film & Transmedia kickstarted the initiative by contributing with the films TAVAHA and RE. The two films are publicly available to watch on the links below. The remanding pool of films is not publicly available, and will be screened at local events.

TAVAHA

Tavaha is a nordic expression for taking care of the ocean, and is a short documentary about Simen Knudsen's perspective on plastic pollution and why he contributes.
Watch TAVAHA

RE

RE is a science fiction fashion film, about a near future, where all the natural resources have been used up and the government has limited the citizens’ access to nature and clean water. All clothes in the film is redesignet recycled clothing.
Watch RE

More about the project

  • Selected institutions are invited to become members of Global Sustainability Short Film Alliance.

    For enquires, please email sustainabilityfilm@via.dk 

  • The partnering higher education institutions are Design Factory International in Hamburg, Humber College in Toronto, Capilano University in Vancouver and VIA University College in Aarhus.  

Contact

Sustainabilityfilm@via.dk

Secretariat

VIA Film & Transmedia, Filmbyen 4, 3rd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus  T: +45 87 55 05 53

Design factory international, Kampstraße 15, 20357 Hamburg, Germany. T +49 (0) 40. 317 15 88

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