AU hosts the DC Environmental Film Festival this week!

SOC’s environmental film series joins forces this week with the D.C. Environmental Film Festival for a series of weeklong events highlighting the city’s best environmental filmmaking – both professional and amateur. The festivities kick off tomorrow with the premiere of Shooting in the Wild, a film based on Professor Chris Palmer’s exposé book about environmental … Continue reading “AU hosts the DC Environmental Film Festival this week!”

SOC’s environmental film series joins forces this week with the D.C. Environmental Film Festival for a series of weeklong events highlighting the city’s best environmental filmmaking – both professional and amateur.

The festivities kick off tomorrow with the premiere of Shooting in the Wild, a film based on Professor Chris Palmer’s exposé book about environmental film production. The event, hosted by National Geographic and Alexandra Costeau, is part of “An Evening with Chris Palmer” that includes a Q&A with Prof. Palmer and a screening of the winners from this years Eco-Comedy Video Competition. The event kicks off at 7 PM in Wechsler Theater.

The series continues through Saturday with additional events, including screenings from the Student Environmental Short Film Festival and a panel about how to take action after watching environmental films.

This is an exciting, big Washington event being held right on campus. Take the time to visit the Center for Environmental Filmmaking’s website and see if you can fit one of their screenings into your schedule.

Screenings galore at AU and Katzen

Two exciting documentary screening series are starting on campus this week. It’s probably best just to list them. Tonight at 7pm in Wechsler Theater, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking kicks off its spring film series with National Geographic’s War Elephants, a new documentary about the perilous state of elephant populations in conflict-torn Africa. The film … Continue reading “Screenings galore at AU and Katzen”

Two exciting documentary screening series are starting on campus this week. It’s probably best just to list them.

  • Tonight at 7pm in Wechsler Theater, the Center for Environmental Filmmaking kicks off its spring film series with National Geographic’s War Elephants, a new documentary about the perilous state of elephant populations in conflict-torn Africa. The film is free and open to the public. You can see a full list of their upcoming screenings here.
  • Starting this Wednesday at 7pm, the American University Museum at Katzen will begin the Katzen Cinema Series of films related to their current exhibits. The first entry, The Face of Russia: Part 3, examines the history of Russian politics and culture through the lens of art. The series continues on March 6th with Women Art Revolution, on April 17th with Double Take, and on May 8th with Guest of Cindy Sherman. The screenings are free and come with popcorn.

Both these are great opportunities to watch notable films — some old and some new — on the cheap. Take advantage of these while they’re on campus!

Enter the Eco-Comedy Video Competition

Attention aspiring filmmakers: Interested in plying your craft for a good cause, getting some publicity in local film circles, and winning some money? AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Sierra Club have teamed up for the 2013 Eco-Comedy Film Competition. Entrants are asked to make a short, funny YouTube video that draws attention to … Continue reading “Enter the Eco-Comedy Video Competition”

Attention aspiring filmmakers: Interested in plying your craft for a good cause, getting some publicity in local film circles, and winning some money?

AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking and the Sierra Club have teamed up for the 2013 Eco-Comedy Film Competition. Entrants are asked to make a short, funny YouTube video that draws attention to climate change. The winner will receive $1,000 and will have their short screened at the DC Environmental Film Festival. The usual rules apply (no copyrighted music, for instance).

Entries are due by March 1, 2013. For full information, check the Center for Environmental Filmmaking’s website.

Here’s last year’s winner, a typography video titled “Clean Coal by the Bituminous Marketing Agency.” It proves that you don’t need a big budget or actors to make an award-winning short.

Center for Environmental Filmmaking series begins

Tonight, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking kicks off its eighth annual film series. In conjunction with Filmmakers for Conservation, the School of Communication will be screening a documentary about environmental conservation every Tuesday evening this semester. Some are even produced by current SOC students! The first in the series, Death at SeaWorld, deals with … Continue reading “Center for Environmental Filmmaking series begins”

Tonight, American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking kicks off its eighth annual film series. In conjunction with Filmmakers for Conservation, the School of Communication will be screening a documentary about environmental conservation every Tuesday evening this semester. Some are even produced by current SOC students!

The first in the series, Death at SeaWorld, deals with the implications of keeping killer whales in captivity. The event will include a panel discussion with the author of Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity, as well as experts in ocean life conservation. Join Justine Schmidt and Professor Chris Palmer at 7 PM in Wechsler Theater for the start of this exciting series.