2018 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Lineup


| 3/30/2018 10:17:00 AM


Tags: nature, film, environment, press release,

cameraKCET and Link TV announce their lineup for the 2nd Annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, held in Santa Monica. Taking place on April 21, the festival is being held just in time to celebrate Earth Day.

Throughout the course of the day, the festival will feature multiple films that highlight the natural world and the daily struggles of the wildlife that inhabit it.

 

9:45 a.m.: UCLA LENS Environmental Shorts Screenings

The festival will be opening with a series of short films. The Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) launched a yearlong collaboration project to produce immersive films for environmental reporting and documentaries.

Films being shown include "Taylor Yard: A Change of Heart in Los Angeles," and "Urban Ark Los Angeles" introduced by Allison Carruth, LENS Faculty Director. After these films, a Q&A sessions featuring LENS co-founder Jon Christensen moderated by UCLA Film professor Kristy Guevara-Flanagan will take place. This series will run for the first hour of the festival, and is free attendance, with reserved tickets required.

10 a.m.: “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step”

The festival will be showing “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step,” the sequel to the award-winning documentary filmed ten years prior. This sequel dives back into the wild penguins of Antarctica with new technologies to capture the story of a father and a son overcoming the incredible challenges of the continent.




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