The Sheffield Documentary Festival invites filmmakers to pitch innovative ideas for a documentary on the active fight of climate change. The film should appeal to mainstream audiences and be released on TV or internet. The winning pitch will will be awarded by International Broadcasting Trust with £4,000 development funding.
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues that we have to face. Although a global consensus has been reached at the COP21 in Paris in 2015, the public still needs to be aware that changes are essential in order to tackle climate change. The filmmakers are asked to come up with ideas for a documentary that can inspire people with positive examples how they can reduce their carbon footprint. The role of consumers and changing patterns of consumption are an issue as well as the contribution of science and technology in achieving change. Another key question is which action steps can governments and businesses such as the energy sector take to limit the increase in global temperatures.
The closing date for applications is March 31. The pitch will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest between June 10 to 15. The shortlisted entrants will receive training in pitching their project.