H20 FILM FESTIVALS

Here are over 5 film festivals held around the world with a water or sanitation focus. For questions about specific film festivals, please contact the individual organizers.

Blue Ocean Film Festival
Every two years ocean leaders, filmmakers, photographers, scientists, explorers, entertainment executives – and the general public– gather in Monterey at BLUE to honor the best n ocean filmmaking, to learn more about the issues facing our oceans, and to collaborate on improving the future of our oceans and humanity. The seven-day event is charged with energy as these diverse groups of people share knowledge and ideas with each other and with the general public.

Golden Poo Awards
PooP Creative in association with the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) is launching a competition for short films, which tackle the issue(s) of sanitation and/or hygiene in a catchy, emotive, funny, sensational or “infectious” way. The winning films will form part
of the Global Handwashing Day (October 15th) and World Toilet Day (November 19th) awareness-raising campaigns. The campaigns are supported by a wide international coalition of partner organisations, which have a global reach to publicise the importance of good hygiene practice and sanitation.

Reel Water Film Festival
The Reel Water Film Festival hopes to raise awareness about the global water crisis, inspire people to take action, and use the funds we’ve raised to install new wells and filtration systems for communities who desperately need clean water. Pretty cool, right?

Social Change Film Festival
Our 2012 theme is Global Water Crisis: Challenges & Solutions. In addition to an exciting film festival and institute in November 2012 in New Orleans we are kicking off the SCFFI Global Water Awareness Campaign with a video contest for young people across the globe and a Water Symposium in Silicon Valley on November 5th. From late October 2011 through May 2012 SCFFI & partners present online activities and events at stellar venues where sponsors will be promoted over a seven month period as a campaign to raise awareness and inspire action.

United Nations Association Film Festival
We are delighted to announce the 15th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was founded by Stanford educator and film critic Jasmina Bojic with the participation of the Stanford Film Society and the UNA Midpeninsula Chapter, a community-based nonprofit organization. The 15th UNAFF will be held from October 18-28, 2012 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. The theme for this year is HUMAN DIGNITY.

Voices from the Waters
Voices from the Waters, The International film festival on Water unfolded its 5th edition in color and noise across Bangalore from the 27th to 30th August 2010. Interspersed with songs, photo and art exhibitions, installations, water walks, interactive sessions with water activists and film directors and culminating in a conference on ‘Politics of Water’. The film festival was inaugrated by the well known award winning theatre and film actress Umashree, and presided by Kannada filmmaker, director and actor Suresh Heblikar. He is also a well known environmentalist. The programme was introduced by Georgekutty A.L., Secretary of Bangalore Film Society.

Other Environmental Film Festivals

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