For the first time, the Green Film Festival will take place in St Andrews between 22-24 November 2013. The environment is one of the most popular contemporary issues, and it’s clear that St Andrews is starting to take notice of this. The Green Film Festival will feature workshops, film-screenings and talks from guest-speakers with the goal of getting people more engaged with how they can help protect the environment.
Every night a feature or short film will premiere and viewers will be able to speak with the film-makers behind them. Titles include The Moo Man by Andy Heathcote & Heike Bachelier, The Pipe by Risteard O’Domhnaill, MusicWood by Maxime Trump, Solar Taxi: Around the World with the Sun by Erik Schmitt and many others. The films will be shown throughout the entire day, accompanied by workshops and discussions on topics such as reducing energy consumption and renewable energy.
With a varied programme, the festival announces an interesting 3 days for those in St Andrews that want to help build a sustainable future.
Dimitra Kouli, one of the organisers, said:
“The festival will be very interactive and entertaining. People will have the opportunity to share ideas and opinions with both environmental experts and friends, colleagues, teachers. It will provide valuable insight into acquiring a more green attitude, and what we can do individually and collectively about it. Most people are not fully aware of all the ways they can help protect the environment, but hopefully this event will offer a wider picture to everyone interested."
Organised by Transition St Andrews, the university’s non-profit environmental organisation, Green Films hopes to inspire people to understand environmental issues and actively get involved in tackling them. The University also supports the festival, conveniently providing its venues: Buchanan Theatre and Schools 2 & 3 in St. Salvator’s Quad.
Tickets can be bought from the festival’s website, for the entire weekend, single days or individual screenings. The festival is sponsored by Greencity Whole Foods and the Best Western Scores Hotel St Andrews. For more information, you can access the Green Film website or Facebook page.