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What is the Greenpeace Film Festival?


The Greenpeace Film Festival is an online film festival taking place from January 13-27, 2020.
The Festival aims to raise public awareness of environmental concerns and to highlight positive initiatives. Over these 2 weeks, the Festival will offer free access to 15 documentaries which tackle various environmental themes such as climate, food, agriculture, over-consumption, and deforestation as well as lesser-known issues such as land grabbing and the financialization of nature. Throughout this time, you can vote for your favourite film.

For more information, visit https://greenpeacefilmfestival.org/en/le-festival/

Our Challenge
To encourage public participation in international environmental education, the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is challenging residents to watch some (or all of the films) and submit one or more short film reviews below.

Film Review Criteria
-What is the name of film that you're reviewing?
-What are some eye-opening moments from the film (content-wise, cinematography-wise)?
-Did you learn anything new?
-Would you recommend this film to others? Why or why not?

Our Prize

Those who create a Get Involved account and submit a review will be entered to win a bag of sustainable products worth $100! There is no age restriction but you must live in Innisfil in order to qualify.

Click Below to Access the Films

Watch a film now.

What is the Greenpeace Film Festival?


The Greenpeace Film Festival is an online film festival taking place from January 13-27, 2020.
The Festival aims to raise public awareness of environmental concerns and to highlight positive initiatives. Over these 2 weeks, the Festival will offer free access to 15 documentaries which tackle various environmental themes such as climate, food, agriculture, over-consumption, and deforestation as well as lesser-known issues such as land grabbing and the financialization of nature. Throughout this time, you can vote for your favourite film.

For more information, visit https://greenpeacefilmfestival.org/en/le-festival/

Our Challenge
To encourage public participation in international environmental education, the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is challenging residents to watch some (or all of the films) and submit one or more short film reviews below.

Film Review Criteria
-What is the name of film that you're reviewing?
-What are some eye-opening moments from the film (content-wise, cinematography-wise)?
-Did you learn anything new?
-Would you recommend this film to others? Why or why not?

Our Prize

Those who create a Get Involved account and submit a review will be entered to win a bag of sustainable products worth $100! There is no age restriction but you must live in Innisfil in order to qualify.

Click Below to Access the Films

Watch a film now.

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