American Honey director Andrea Arnold details the life of dairy cows with unflinching and empathetic precision.
Thursday 27 April 2023, 7.00pm
Opening night reception - drinks and vegan canapés
Norwich Theatre Royal, Studio Theatre
Juliana vs. United States. Taking the Climate Crisis to Court
Friday 28 April 2023, 6.30pm
Introduced by filmmaker Christi Cooper via video link.
Saturday 29 April 2023, 2.30pm
Featuring Q&A with director Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso and producer Ewa Jasiewicz immediately following the screening
The Enterprise Centre, UEA
A young Navajo filmmaker investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment.
Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
Sunday 30 April 2023, 7.00pm
Cinema City, Norwich
Looping exhibit of five short films and the manifesto for change of a group of young Asháninka women leaders from the Peruvian Amazon region of Junin.
WOMEN OF INFLUENCE - SHORT FILM EXHIBIT & MANIFESTO FOR CHANGE
Saturday 29 April 2023, 12.00-3.00pm
Room 0.01, The Enterprise Centre, UEA.
No booking necessary
A creative workshop with grassroots fashion collective We Wear The Trousers
that engages imagination and curiosity to picture a future Norwich
where fashion has a positive impact on both people and planet.
MANIFESTO FOR A (NORWICH) FASHION REVOLUTION:
A CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH WE WEAR THE TROUSERS
Saturday 29 April 2023, 12.00-1.00pm
Room 0.02, The Enterprise Centre, UEA.
All materials and equipment will be provided
Aimed at people aged 10+ however younger children are welcome to join.
All young people under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn how crafts can help spread environmental messages and lead to social change by making something new with something old in the interactive crafts workshop led by Dr. Miriam Kent.
ECOFEMINIST CRAFTIVISM WORKSHOP
Saturday 29 April 2023, 1.00-2.00pm
Room 0.07, The Enterprise Centre, UEA.
Craft materials will be provided.
Open to all 11+ (children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.
Free interactive exhibitions, activities, and information. To book a stall please contact Festival Director Karina Aveyard
Saturday 29 April 2023, 12.00-5.00pm
Foyer, The Enterprise Centre, UEA.
No booking necessary.
An exciting opportunity for UEA Postgraduate Students to attend a masterclass with Professor Toby Miller, a world leading scholar on culture and the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES MASTERCLASS
WITH PROFESSOR TOBY MILLER
Friday 12 May 2023, 12.00-3.00pm
Committee Room 1, Council House, UEA.
Open to UEA Postgraduate Students
Any inquiries about this event please contact: Karina Aveyard firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. KARINA AVEYARD
Karina is an Associate Professor at the University of East Anglia in Film and Media. Her academic research and publications have a focus on community and rural cinema exhibition with an emphasis on the social and cultural significance of collective film viewing practices. Prior to completing her PhD in 2012 Karina worked in various roles in the film industry in Australia including in development and production for Columbia TriStar and the Film Finance Corporation, and in research and policy for the Australian Film Commission and NSW Film and Television Office.
PROF. TOBY MILLER
Toby is Profesor Visitante at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Research Professor in the Graduate Division of the University of California, Riverside. He just concluded three years as Stuart Hall Profesor de Estudios Culturales, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana—Cuajimalpa, and was a Professor at the UCR for a decade and New York University for twelve years. The author and editor of over fifty books, Toby’s work has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish, German, Italian, Farsi, French, Urdu, and Swedish. His works most relevant to the Festival include A COVID Charter, a Better World (2021), The Persistence of Violence: Colombian Popular Culture (2020), How Green is Your Smartphone? (co-authored, 2020), Greenwashing Culture (2018), Greenwashing Sport (2018), and Greening the Media (co-authored, 2012). His website is www.tobymiller.org.
Elise is the Postgraduate Officer at UEA Students Union, which is an elected, full-time role. Their manifesto has a heavy emphasis on decolonisation and social justice. They are taking a sabbatical year from their PhD, which researches theories of embodiment in Western thought, using 9/11 and the Twin Towers as a case study. The thesis aims to understand the relationship between the human body and its environment. They are also a Norfolk local and have taken part in film projects ranging from ghost stories on rural train journeys to creative documentaries about locals' connection to the river Yare. Elise's involvement with the GFF combines their passion for justice, academic interests, and commitment to local culture to create an event for everyone in Norwich to enjoy.
Fiona is the Creative Designer for the 2023 Green Film Festival @UEA. She is responsible for designing and producing the distinctive visual imagery and style of this year’s Festival communications including its logo and posters. Fiona has a long term interest in arts and design, and is currently studying Design for Publishing at Norwich University of The Arts.
Abby has worked with the GFF since 2020 and built its first dedicated website. She is a Postgraduate Researcher at the UEA, which was fully funded by the CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership. Abby's research explores the representation of artificial intelligence in film, television, and media, and our changing relationships with new technologies.
DR. MIRIAM KENT
Miriam Kent is a film and media academic with an interest in human rights and cinema. She has researched superhero films as a site of the complex representation of identity issues, and has a further interest in fantasy and science-fiction narratives. She has aided in the successful delivery of GFF for several years and has been a committee member since 2019.
DR. ANTONIO DEGOUVEIA
Tony’s interests in environmental film and activism are born from his own postgraduate research in Film Studies at UEA. He has been involved with the GFF@UEA since its initiation, and has fulfilled a number of roles, including, the introduction of films, being a post-screening expert panellist, and leading schools filmmaking and environmental workshops.
Rosa is an MA Creative Writing student at UEA and intern at the 2023 GFF. Previously she studied English at the University of Oxford where she was involved as a dramaturg in an ecological production of The Tempest at the Oxford Playhouse. Her writing is concerned with the relationship between gender, nature and religion and she is also interested in issues of class and accessibility within climate activism.
Leo is the 2023 Festival Technical Engineer. She is an undergraduate Film & TV student at the University of East Anglia and has a special interest in different cultures and their representation in film and media. She has lived abroad since 2014, finding a sense of home both in Asia and Europe. Leo believes that film festivals are a very important for global film distribution and wishes to purse a masters degree in South Korea to further her academic education in film and media.