|Films That Make a Difference - These Did!!|
|Written by Paul Mahoney|
|Saturday, 20 November 2010 10:27|
This project has been possible due to a collaboration between Wildeye, Wildlife-film.com, The Brock Initiative, Filmmakers for Conservation and American University's Centre for Environmental Filmmaking.
The database is split into 4 categories. Click on a category to begin your search!
1) FILMS THAT HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE - Films that have been documented or otherwise proven to have made a real and tangible differenceto a conservation issue.
2) FILMS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Undocumented or unproven but made about an issue that has found a degree of success.
3) FILMS THAT HAVE A CONSERVATION/ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE OR THEME - Good conservation films that will have raised awareness of an issue but no conclusive successes known.
4) FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE - This category includes filmmakers and organisations that have made a significant contribution to conservation film making over time: Collectively, their films have made a difference!
In more detail, this user friendly library contains films that have either made a clear difference to the conservation issues focussed on or, whilst affecting change is their intention, the results are inconclusive.
It is based upon a simple infrastructure of input and output:
Input: Individual filmmakers and productions companies globally can provide information about their films to the directory, which is online and available for all to read. The films may have been used in many different ways: on TV, on the internet, shown locally and/or to influential people/politicians and so on. Participating films can be of broadcast quality or captured on a small miniDV camera and edited on your home computer. Quality of production is not a priority - Effectiveness is key.
Output: This can then be used by everybody looking for models for their own productions, for proof that conservation film-making can make a difference, and will lend strength to potential funding applications etc. The database will, over time, become a valuable resource for showing how best to make a difference using film. We will not tell people how to do this the films will speak for themselves! Additionally filmmakers and films entered in the database will gain publicity through the library, furthering the films cause, which makes this a WIN-WIN situation for all!
We invite you to share information about your films that have made a difference.
Each film entry requires:
If in doubt have a look at some of the entries for guidance.
"Showing the truth on some minority channel is not the answer.