Stories To Change The World

‘If climate is not in your story, then it’s science fiction’ – Screenwriter and producer Dorothy Fortenberry.

This two-hour online conference featured guest speakers from Picture Zero, Climate Spring and the BFI Filmmaking Fund, who outline the impact you – as a storyteller – can make in affecting change, influencing thought and encouraging debate.

Using case studies from UK film and TV, we asked questions such as: how can you weave climate and sustainability into a narrative in an authentic and subtle way (think ‘planet placement’, themes, locations)? How can small changes to a script make a big impact? Have you ‘read the room’ – is now the right time to tell this story? How can genre lend itself to important messaging? What do audiences want?

Watch the conference below.

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