Think Forward Film Festival, for the development of a sustainable society

The new edition of the “Think Forward Film Festival” will take place in Venice, on the 6th and 7th of December 2013. Some of the main themes are the development of a sustainable society integrating responsibly with climate change and living harmoniously.

An intelligent city is the main image: a visionary and futuristic city, but absolutely feasible where it is possible to cultivate and consume at 0 km; renewable energy is used; no water waste and recycling; ecological means of transportation etc. The city is built on the initials TFFF with one of the letters illuminating the others.

The “Think Forward Film Festival”  was established in Venice in 2011, with the aim to study, discuss, and disseminate climate change as well as the issues related to energy efficiency and renewable energy through both short and feature films. It is a project of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), a joint initiative of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Giorgio Cini, now an internationally renowned centre whose research activities focus on the design of climate policy and governance.

The festival will feature films and documentaries as well as a selection of the best short films from the competition. There will be side events such as meetings and discussions with directors and actors. Some activities will be aimed to inform both students and teachers on issues related to climate change and renewable energy sources in order to both increase awareness as well as to encourage discussions on these topics among young people.

The Think Forward Film Festival has made sustainability its founding principle, for instance, by printing materials on FSC-certified recycled paper, using zero kilometre catering, and preferring to use digital communication to air travel when organizing events.

Research material: Think Forward Film Festival website.