‘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.
The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund opens for applications this March. Join us for a discussion and Q&A with a special guest.
This month, we will be featuring two guests to talk about new opportunities for our membership.
The UKCA have opened registration for their 2024 conference, titled Growing Audiences for the Big Screen Experience, taking place at BFI Southbank from 5-6 March.