The COP26 ended with a lot of disappointment and bitterness both from the point of view of the activists but also on the part of the organizers and many countries which suffer the most from the effects of climate change, without being particularly responsible for it.
The obligation to act, to alert the public, to invite awareness is incumbent on us at the Mobile Film Festival like everyone else, underline the organizers of the Festival.
Thus, they note, “ our 50 films from 34 countries are available online and widely distributed by partners all over the world, primarily the United Nations via its official accounts, but also our media partners ”.
The films are also available free of charge for all cinemas, teachers who choose to show the films to students to engage in dialogue, festivals such as the French Film Festival UK which shows our films every year at the opening of the screening, NGOs such as 1% for the Planet, LDH, Equator Initiative, which show films on their networks, or the networks of cultural institutions abroad (French Institutes, Alliances Françaises, Goethe Institutes, etc.).
Accessibility and the widest possible distribution is a very important choice for our festival, to convince creatively on a subject as important as “Making Peace with Nature”.
The 692 films from 92 countries submitted to the festival offered an incredible diversity of points of view, views, stories from all corners of the planet. The festival team has drawn the official selection of 50 films from 34 countries, which is offered to the public and the jury on its various social networks.
This 17th edition is organized in partnership with the UNDP (United Nations Development Program), SDGs Action Week, many UN initiatives as well as NGOs from around the world that support the festival by showing the films both in line and physically during projections.
The Jury for this edition is made up of personalities from the world of cinema and culture:
– Pierre Schoeller (president of the jury, director and screenwriter),
– Tina Baz (editor, César Award for Best Editing 2021 for the film Adolescentes by Sébastien Lifshitz),
– Jérôme Genevray (director and screenwriter, wrote the screenplay for La Nués, the French genre film that caused a sensation in 2020, already 11 million views on Netflix internationally)
– Eve Machuel (producer at Nord-Ouest who collaborated on In the name of the Earth or Suprêmes)
– Anne-Sophie Novel (journalist, author and director specializing in environmental issues and ecological alternatives)
– Vipulan Puvaneswaran (environmental activist, one of the two young people that Cyril Dion takes around the world in his film Animal)
– Barbara Schulz (actress, Molière of the female revelation for the play Happy Easter, we currently see her in Romance on France 2, Gloria and The Replacement on TF1)
Note that for 17 years, the Mobile Film Festival has defended the values of equality and discovery by eliminating economic constraints through the use of mobile phones as well as free registration to the festival, while promoting the creativity of directors, who must tell a story in one minute or less.
One of the main objectives of the Mobile Film Festival is to reveal and support the talents of tomorrow’s cinema by helping them to professionalize, thanks to a system of grants to support production and creation. These grants allow the laureates to make a short film with professional resources and the support of a producer.
Digital has been the DNA of the Mobile Film Festival since its creation, whose creative and brief format allows distribution on all screens. During the six previous editions, the Mobile Film Festival received 6,414 films from 157 countries, achieved an audience of over 134 million views, and supported many young creators.