CubaMar and filmmaker Ziggy Livnat has released a documentary about the fishing community of Cocodrilo, Cuba that will broadcast this month on Cubavision International’s weekly travel show: Esto es Cuba.
A very exciting couple of weeks ahead if you live in the Washington, DC area! Today is the start of the 2018 DC Environmental Film Festival #dceff, the world's largest showcase of environmental films. Among the 100+ powerful screenings and discussions with filmmakers, scientists and environmental experts, there will be several films that have involved our Conservation Media Group network.
Early in 2017, we awarded an 8-month CMG Fellowship, including a $40,000 stipend, to Aleksei Wagner, a New York-based activist and filmmaker, to collaborate with 350.org’s digital campaign staff. Aleksei began his term with an assessment of 350’s use of video through conversations with more than a dozen staff and research into the organization’s campaigns, messaging, resources and visual styles.
A production update from our 2017 CMG Blue Initiative Grantee:
"As the recipient of CMG’s Blue Initiative Grant, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global shark conservation campaign has been identifying the most important shark areas around the world to capture footage of whale sharks and other shark species that could receive international protections at the Convention on the Conservation Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) 12th Conference of the Parties (CoP12) in Manila in October this year.
Last week we hosted a 4-day Catalyst Workshop focused on Oceans & Plastic with an international group of change-makers at Alnoba in Kensington, New Hampshire. We brought together more than a dozen filmmakers, strategists, and organizations from around the world - including participants from Mexico, the Bahamas, Estonia, Australia, and across the United States.
CMG is proud to announce the 2017 recipient of our $30,000 Blue Initiative Grant, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global shark conservation campaign. Pew has extensive experience working around the world to reverse the decline of shark populations, whose primary threat is unregulated fishing driven primarily by the demand for shark fins in the global trade.
Early in 2017, we awarded an 8-month CMG Fellowship, including a $40,000 stipend, to Aleksei Wagner, a New York-based activist and filmmaker, to collaborate with 350.org’s digital campaign staff. Halfway through his fellowship, our CMG Fellow has already had a dramatic impact.
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.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Oceans & Plastic Catalyst Workshop, which runs from May 1-4, 2017. Whether you’re working to stop ocean pollution at its source, reduce the amount of plastics already in the ocean, or protect beloved species from trash pollution, this is the workshop for you.