We're thrilled to announce NEA support for a new SF Green Film Festival program - Reel Science Challenge.
The Challenge will pair two teams of local filmmakers with a team of environmental scientists to engage in collaborative workshops to produce a series of short films during an immersive filmmaking lab.
We plan to launch the films at free community screenings and discussions with the filmmakers and scientists in San Francisco in Fall 2017.
Rachel Caplan, Festival Founder & CEO said:
“We created the Reel Science Challenge to explore new ways of communicating pressing environmental science though film. Climate science research and data are often underrepresented or misunderstood in the media. Film can play a crucial part in taking on these environmental hurdles and we can't wait to see the stories that will emerge from bringing scientists and filmmakers together.”
The Reel Science Challenge will take place in Fall 2017, in partnership with Ninth Street Independent Film Center, San Francisco Public Libraries, and San Francisco Department of the Environment. More details coming soon!