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New CMG Grant Awarded in Support of Plastic Pollution Prevention

We'd like to welcome the Ocean Recovery Alliance (ORA) and Doug Woodring as our latest 2016 Action Grantee! As the co-founder of Hong Kong-based ORA, Doug will be leading this Action Grant funded project, Global Alert - Floating Trash. Doug and his team will be using a short web video to showcase the immediate need to prevent plastics from entering the oceans and to engage viewers in the Global Alert phone app.

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 kelp. The film will show viewers how a broad spectrum of anthropogenic and natural causes are at play, such as warming, ocean acidification, pollutions, introduction of invasive species, among others.

Islands & Climate Workshop Creates Strong Bonds and Inspired Ideas

We just finished up an incredible 4-day Islands & Climate Catalyst Workshop with an inspiring group of change-makers at Alnoba in Kensington, New Hampshire. The workshop was a great success, bringing together filmmakers, strategists, and organizations from all over the world - including participants from Fiji, India, and around the continental US. We are excited about all of the new connections that have been made and that our participants built a valuable network of resources personally and professionally.

Grantee Films

Applications Open for CMG Fellow Position at
CMG is pleased to announce a newly created full-time CMG Filmmaker Fellowship in partnership with The CMG Filmmaker Fellow will work directly with over an 8-month period in 2017 to produce short videos about climate. More info
CMG Fellow Results: An Increased Interest in Banning Single-Use Plastics
CMG Fellow Ayla Fox and partner organization Sailors for the Sea (SFTS) have been hard at work on their joint video campaign - and their measurement results are proof that viewers are intrigued.  . More info
CMG Director heads to the American Conservation Film Festival
CMG Director and COO Liz Smith will be heading to Shepherdstown, West Virginia this week for the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF). Liz will be attending as a guest speaker and panelist for ACFF's Conservation Filmmaker Workshop,. More info