Regent’s Place, the busy work and social hub located between King’s Cross and the West End, is delighted to launch the London Green Film Festival.
A partnership with the renowned San Francisco Green Film Festival (SFGFF), the free event will explore environmental issues through a series of innovative and thought provoking documentary films such as The Age of Stupid and The Last Animals. The festival will champion both British and international films. From exacerbating melting ice caps to the exponential use of single use plastic, seeing 8 million tonnes dumped into the ocean each year, people are more concerned than ever about looking after the planet for generations to come. This exciting new venture will allow guests to explore these subjects, encompassing climate change, sustainability and eco-friendliness from Wednesday 17th July to Friday 26th July.
Visiting the London Green Film Festival will be the perfect way to pause on a busy day and reflect on topical issues. Films will be shown daily at lunch time (12.30pm) and in the evenings (6pm). Attendees can lounge on deck chairs to enjoy the warm weather and experience the outdoor cinema with a difference. Family films including The Red Turtle and Wall-E will also be shown on the weekend, offering the perfect opportunity to get children interested in these prominent matters.
Films shown throughout the festival will include:
● Tawai: a Voice from the Forest - “Tawai” is the word the nomadic hunter-gatherers of Borneo use to describe their inner feeling of connection to nature. In this dreamy, philosophical and sociological look at life, explorer Bruce Parry travels the world to learn from peoples living lives very differently to our own
● The Last Animals- A documentary by Kate Brooks, following an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals
● The Age of Stupid – A 10th anniversary screening, directed by Franny Armstrong, featuring oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlewaite. The film is a cautionary look at our changing climate, and what could become of our world should we continue to ignore the warning signs and stop global warming while we still have the chance
● Chasing the Thunder – A thrilling high seas adventure feature documentary, shown in the UK for the first time, where two marine conservation captains from Sea Shepherd go on a hundred day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder
● Point of No Return- Point of No Return takes you behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world-where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible
● RiverBlue- Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, Riverblue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion
The London Green Film Festivalwill be fully powered by naturalrenewable electricitysources, including the screen itself, by SmartestEnergy, a next generation energy company. The electricity used on-site at Regent’s Place is procured from hydropower, solar and wind sources carrying a certification from the Carbon Trust validating the 100% renewable REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) backed electricity. This renewable electricity commitment echoes the festival’s ethos and showcases the importance of zero-carbon energy procurement, which Regent’s Place has implemented for the wider campus all-year-round.
In the spirit of being environmentally aware, Biff’s Jack Shack will be bringing its menu of indulgent vegan fast food to Regent’s Place, including its signature fully stacked crispy fried jackfruit burgers. Visitors can expect the likes of the ’Samuel Hell Jackson’ topped with chipotle southern slaw, maple chipotle hot sauce, jalepenos, and burger cheese, and 'The Big Jack’ featuring house burger sauce, burger cheese, sliced New York style pickles, beef tomato, tangy red onion rings, and crunchy iceberg lettuce.
Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus comments: “A key part of our vision at Regent’s Place is to work towards being one of the most sustainable campuses in London, which is why we are so delighted to partner with SFGFF, to introduce the London Green Film Festival. This has given us the opportunity and platform to champion environmental issues.”
Rachel Caplan, founder and CEO of San Francisco Film Festival says: “The San Francisco Green Film Festival is honoured to partner with Regent’s Place to launch this new eco-film series in the heart of London. We are excited to bring the best new environmental films from around the world to the Capital this summer to celebrate our cities’ shared spirit of innovation and action.”
Regent’s Place offers an ongoing programme of free events for London and the local community acting as a hub for knowledge and learning. For more information on theLondon Green Film Festival, please visit: www.regentsplace.com.