Pacific Climate Change Film Festival

07.07.2008: Filmfestival, August 2008, Fidschi

Due to the overwhelming response and after numerous requests for additional time to prepare submissions, the deadline for entries of films for consideration for the Pacific Climate Change Film Festival has now extended to 15 July.

The Film Festival is the third phase of a three-part project held in partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the British High Commission, Suva.

The Pacific Climate Change film festival has received a positive response since its launch in February this year. This was particularly clear in late June, when there were a number of requests to allow additional time for finalisation of projects prior to submission.

The festival, is scheduled for Fiji in August, will showcase stories about the impacts of, and responses to, climate change in the region. The festival is open to all films (animations, documentaries, music videos, short commentaries, etc.) that highlight climate change issues within the Pacific.

So far entries have been submitted from numerous production companies in the Pacific with films that focus on different Pacific islands nations and their different perspectives.

The Pacific Climate Change Film Project had several phases, which involved participants from Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu learning more about climate change issues and basic documentary skills. The process is currently in the second phase, which involves producing short films to submit for the Pacific Climate Change Film Festival.

Independent filmmakers from the Cook Islands and Samoa are also producing films to submit in the film festival.

Details on the upcoming Pacific Climate Change Film Festival will be made available shortly.

Contact Name: Nanette Woonton, e-mail:, Phone: (685) 21929, Fax: (685) 20231