2015 UK Green Film Festival Preview

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Words: Brody Rossiter
Twitter: @BrodyRossiter

Over the next few weeks, FILM IN WORDS will be taking a special look at the 2015 UK Green film festival, showcasing and reviewing this year’s stellar lineup of thematically potent, visually arresting and environmentally focused films. We hope you can come along for the ride…BIKESvsCARS_2

The UK Green Film Festival, sponsored by Friends of the Earth, is now bigger than ever. Taking place for its fifth year between the 3rd and 10th of May, the festival’s network of cinema’s will span a record-breaking 23 towns and cities across the UK, from the Scottish Highlands to London, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The festival’s opening gala will take place in London’s independent Rio Cinema on the 3rd of May, and will include a the European premier of Bikes vs Cars from director Fredrik Gertten. Fresh off the heels of its world premier at Austin, Texas’ SXSW festival, the thought-provoking documentary presents the daily global struggle of cyclist activists as they campaign for cleaner and safer cities.

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To close out the festival, Phie Ambo’s captivating tale of a Danish man whose holistic farm supplies Michelin star restaurants with their ingredients, Good Things Await, will be accompanied by an awards ceremony and appearances from special guests from film and environmental communities.

The festival programme consists of seven feature-length documentaries, including one European premiere and five UK premiers, from all over the world. Each documentary will also compete for the coveted Palme Verte Award, as well as the UKGFF Audience Award. The festival will also host a number of special events including guest speakers, Q&A’s and talks with filmmakers, environmental campaigners and pioneering green thinkers.

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For further information please visit:

www.ukgreenfilmfestival.org
www.facebook.com/UKGreenFilmFestival
Twitter: @UKGreenFilms

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