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Activist Filmmaker Awarded CMG Fellowship with 350.org

Congratulations to Aleksei Wagner, our newest CMG Fellow! Aleksei begins his CMG Fellowship today with 350.org in Brooklyn, New York. This 8-month CMG Fellowship provides for a $40,000 fellowship stipend, in addition to in-kind support from 350.org and Conservation Media Group. Aleksei brings with him an impressive history of using video for activism including experience with organizing, training, editing, producing and directing.

Grantee Film Sways Undecided Nations at CoP17, Gains Protection for Mobulid Rays

We kick off our 2017 blog series with an excellent example of a grantee who used film to create impact.  Action Grantee Danny Copeland has wrapped up his successful campaign Love Mini Mantas, and delivered us his incredibly thorough and detailed final report this week.  The project hoped to assist in gaining protection for mobulid rays, whose gill plates have been highly desireable in Asian medicine, endangering the existence of the species. 

Featured Grantee Films

CMG Grantee Alex Finn Discusses Using Interactive Media to Create Impact
This week we caught up with Action Grantee Alex Finn, who recently released his short film Becoming a Whale Heritage Site, to talk about the variety of interactive media he and the World Cetacean Alliance are using to promote their. More info
Action Grantee Films Urge Sanctuary For Marine Life In The Philippines
Action Grantee Sally Snow has been hard at work with her campaign Their Future, Our Future, which encourages the passing of a new marine wildlife interaction law in the Philippines.. More info
Filmmaker-in-Residence Captures Kelp in VR
CMG Filmmaker-in-Residence Erik Rochner has wrapped up production for his VR film about kelp forests off the coast of California. Erik's film is shot with 360VR and aims to illustrate the multiple factors affecting the current decline of. More info