Welcome to MY NAME IS CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL 2024!

Join us for three days from May 23, 2024 to May 25, 2024 at the Midlands Arts Centre for a day filled with thought-provoking films and discussions about Film on CLIMATE - ANIMAL - HUMAN ISSUES - MENTAL HEALTH - SOCIAL ISSUES and more.

Immerse yourself in powerful storytelling and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to be inspired and educated about the pressing issue of our time. 

See you there!

Lalit Bhusal (Festival Director)

AGENDA

Day 1, May 23rd Afternoon HEXAGON THEATRE

FILM ON ANIMALS AND MENTAL HEALTH 

13:00 Registration/Ticket Check

13:30 PM -17:30

  • Opening ceremony speech - 5 MIN

  • How YOU Can Save Wildlife - Skylark Media, Viva! - United Kingdom - 2 MIN

  • The All Is One - Tobias Schönenberg - Germany - 1 HR 21 MIN

  • Where do frogs come from? - Hannes Rohtma - Estonia - 25 MIN

  • Atoll in the heart of the wild life - Marc Emmanuel Louvat, Kiri Lacinnik, Mako Lacinnik Lacinnik - French Polynesia - 51 MIN

  • What I will not forget - Inez Kort, Eva Dullaart - Netherlands - 25 MIN

Day 1, May 23rd Evening

18:00 PM - 22:00

  • Pain - Chico Bennett - USA - 4 MIN

  • Breakthrough - Patryk Wezowski, Kasia Wezowski - USA - 1 HR 28 MIN

  • The Mountain Wagtail - Begaly Nargozuev- Kyrgyzstan - 2 HR 20 MIN

Day 2, May 24th Afternoon Screening HEXAGON THEATRE

FILM ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL ISSUES

13:00 Registration/Ticket Check

13:30 PM -17:30

  • Tribute To Freedom - Charlotte Wendt, Philipp Silbernagl - Austria - 30 SEC

  • MathMoms - where children come to learn - Gerald Schank - Germany - 15 MIN

  • Prostate Men let’s talk -Wayne Nelson - United Kingdom - 22 MIN

  • Seb, A Surf Therapy Journey -Matilda Juliet Thompson - United Kingdom - 10 MIN

  • Where Olive Trees Weep -Zaya Benazzo, Maurizio Benazzo - United States - 1 HR 43 MIN

  • Light My Fire - Farid Ismail - France - 4 MIN

  • 10IronWomen -Friction Collective - United Kingdom - 25 MIN

  • Vulnerable - Adam Bellamy - United Kingdom - 18 MIN

  • TACIIT -Sandy Singh, Ravi Prakash Dubey - India - 5 MIN

Day 2, May 24th Evening

18:00 PM - 22:00

  • Black, Queer & Done - Nyasha Daley - United Kingdom - 1 HR 37 MIN

  • Memories of a Forgotten Childhood - Lars Smekal - Germany - 30 MIN

Day 3, May 25th, Morning Show MAC CINEMA

 MAY 25th CRICKET MATCH IS TAKING PLACE NEXT TO MAC, 

THIS CAN CAUSE PARKING ISSUES, PLEASE COME EARLY OR USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

 9:45 AM–13:00 PM 

9:45 AM Registration/Ticket Check

10 AM Door open/10:15 AM Screening will Start! 

  • Cookster The Darkest Days - Stephen Edward Roach, United Kingdom - 1 HR 57 MIN

For this special screening, you can get your tickets from this site or contact Jackie Staite for

group booking at: +44 7791 794555 / email: jackiestaite81@gmail.com

Day 3, May 25th, Afternoon, HEXAGON THEATRE

FILM ON CLIMATE AND DISCUSSION

13:00 Registration/Ticket Check

13:30 PM–22:00

  • Heal - David W Renton - Netherlands - 1 MIN

  • Creative Perspectives in Green Film Production by Lars Smekal - Germany - 30 MIN

  • DOCUMERICA - PIERRE-FRANCOIS DIDEK- France - 1 HR 7 MIN

  • Disaster Theories - Our planet in flames - Dimitris Tzetzas - Greece - 42 MIN

  • WATER IS LOVE - Ludwig Schramm, Rosa Pannitschka, Martin Winiecki, Isabel Rosa Zabou, Emily Coralyne Bishop- Portugal - 1 HR 2 MIN

  • Courage from Nature - Zach Weiss, Raleigh Latham - UK - 29 MIN

  • Speakers TBC for Discussion Panel 1 HR

  • Award Ceremony/Closing ceremony/Photo Session: 30 MIN

  • Networking

Your ticket grants you access to our immersive afternoon and evening, depending on your booking, We are featuring a curated selection of impactful films and engaging discussions.

Tickets for all sessions are provided for free entry to screenings. Donations are graciously accepted at the door or online to support our mission of raising environmental awareness and fostering community engagement.

If you wish to attend screenings on other days or at different times, please consider purchasing tickets from our ticket list to ensure entry to your preferred showings.

For more information about the films featured at our festival, insights into the talented makers behind the scenes, and details about our esteemed jury team, we invite you to connect with us on social media at @mynameisclimate.

Stay updated on all the latest festival news, filmmaker highlights, and exclusive content by following our social channels.

For a comprehensive overview of our festival program, schedule, and additional details, visit our official website at www.mynameisclimate.comExplore the full lineup of films, learn about our community initiatives, and discover the impactful stories that await you at the "My Name is Climate" film festival.

We look forward to welcoming you to a transformative cinematic experience and an inspiring journey towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Thank you for joining us in our commitment to environmental advocacy and creative storytelling.

MY NAME IS CLIMATE TEAM

www.mynameisclimate.com

HOW TO REACH TO MIDLANDS ART CENTRE (MAC) ?

Please see Mac website for all transport information: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/visit/getting-here

PARKING RATES

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/directory/16/council_car_parks_in_birmingham/category/827

Location:

Midlands Art Centre,Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Our festival is dedicated to promoting positive change on a global scale, addressing important issues such as climate change, human and animal rights, and social and cultural matters. We believe in the power of film to raise awareness and inspire action.

At MY NAME IS CLIMATE FILM FESTIVAL, our mission is to provide independent filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work and gain recognition. We understand the importance of creative freedom and aim to support filmmakers in expressing their unique visions without the constraints of commercial demands.

Our objective is to assist independent filmmakers in overcoming obstacles and reaching their full potential. Through our comprehensive review process, networking opportunities, and marketing support, we strive to empower filmmakers and help them navigate the industry.

To ensure a seamless selection process and provide timely feedback, we run a monthly edition of our festival. Filmmakers will be notified promptly if their work is selected, and our team of industry experts will evaluate and review their films on a regular basis.

We value the individuality of each entry and prioritize the impact and message of the film or documentary. FUIFF aims to foster a strong global network of filmmakers, producers, and distributors, facilitating collaboration and opportunities for growth. We are excited to witness the creativity and talent showcased in your films.

We are an IMDb Qualified Festival since 2015.

PAST YEAR Q&A SESSIONS

Small Talk by Geroge Sheard: Best National Mental Health Short Film Director Award presented to ''Small Talk'' Director George Sheard.

Earth Riot by Immo Klink Best National Short Documentary on Climate Change presented to ''Earth Riot'' Director Immo Klink.

The Nautilus Mutiny Team Congratulations to The Nautilus Mutiny Team for getting three awards for presenting amazing best work!

FUIFF Golden Elephant Award 2023 goes to Diana Mairia Olsson! Congratulations on your extraordinary heroism and dedication during the making of the documentary "First Class Citizen"

FOUND on mental health! Congratulations to the ''FOUND'' Team for getting two awards for creating an amazing short film on mental health!

EVENT GALLERY

AWARDS & BENEFITS

SCREENING

We conduct both live and online screenings of officially selected films. While not all selected films may have the opportunity to be screened to a live audience, we will notify filmmakers one month in advance if their film will be screened. Additionally, selected projects may receive invitations to screen in various sectors, such as healthcare, government agencies, schools, colleges, and educational centers.

All officially selected projects will receive shoutouts on our social media platforms. Once officially selected, filmmakers can tag themselves on IMDb for added exposure.

We carefully select outstanding projects and offer distribution opportunities through our Film Market. There is no fee for this service, but a commission will be deducted from after-sales if your film achieves success.

FILM MARKET

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATE

The FUIFF Annual Winner with the highest rank will receive a trophy and an official certificate. Other selections won’t go empty-handed either, please check our listing on Film Freeway to find out more about this.

INTERVIEW

In the final stages, we conduct interviews with award-winning filmmakers to promote their projects and provide insights into their creative process.

DISTRIBUTION DEAL

If your film meets our and our partner distributors' requirements, we will work towards securing the best distribution deal for you.

MARKETING

HOW TO SUBMIT

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Please visit filmfreeway.com and create an account. Once you have created an account, visit our festival page and read all the rules and regulations before uploading your film.

Once your film is selected at our film festival, please activate the download option or send your film in Mp4 format to our official email ID after you have received a download request from our team.

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If your film is in a language other than English, please provide us with a copy of the film with burned-in subtitles in English. Additionally, please include a film synopsis in English. Feel free to attach a cover letter to provide any extra details about your project.