May 31-June 4, 2013, Amphitheater at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, in New York
Green Screens focuses on the planet for an entire week of films that examine eco-crises and also highlight what people all around the world are doing to face these challenges.
COOL STORIES FOR WHEN THE PLANET GETS HOT is a part of the Films Society’s Green Screens 2013 program. COOL STORIES is a biennial short video competition, launched in 2007 by ARTPORT_making waves for artists all over the globe who respond to causes and effects of climate change. The shorts are selected by an international jury and the compilations of the finalists’ works have been shown at climate change conferences, cultural festivals, art fairs, and as part of curatorial and educational programs worldwide. The works are 1-3 minutes long and vary in tone and techniques, including 3-D animation, photo stories, animated drawing and clay, cartoons, and computer montages from footage found on YouTube.
ARTPORT_making waves is an international curators collective dedicated to stimulating the artistic response to climate change and exploring opportunities for positive change in environmental issues. The aim is to create, through exhibitions, panel discussions, and artists exchanges, sustainable networks of artists, curators, galleries, art collectors, and critics across borders to promote a true globalization of the artistic discourse, giving a voice to artists from all over the world. At the same time, ARTPORT_making waves encourages the cross-fertilization of art, science, and politics.
For more information : http://www.artport-project.org/