Cinema Greenteen is a program for preteens to teenagers, promoting ecofriendly knowledge and its practice.
The themes such as the environment, human rights, animals, and nature which can be challenging subjects to cover at school are dealt with in an accessible and fun way through films. Cinema Greenteen offers the opportunity for teenagers to build up a better awareness of environmental issues and explore the idea of a co-existent future, through the programs such as talk with various environmental experts and eco-friendly workshops.
1) All schools, students, and groups
2) Individuals under 19
Preliminary| March 9th (Mon) ~ April 10th (Fri)
Main| June 10th (Wed) ~ June 23th (Tue)
● SEFF’s choice for young children ● SEFF’s choice for older teenagers
Ⓖ General ⑫ Under 12 not admitted
● SEFF's choice for young children ● SEFF's choice for older teenagers
<Sing Me a Song>
Thomas BALMÈS | France, Germany, Switzerland | 2019 | 96min | Documentary | ⑫ | ●
Laya, a mountain village 4,000 meters above sea level, is the last place where electricity and the Internet were supplied throughout Bhutan. A sincere and pure 8-year-old young monk, Peyangki is full of expectations that he will be happier if electricity comes into his village in the future. Ten years later, the use of satellite TV and smartphones became common in Laya. Peyangki, who is now a teenager, often fails to let go of his smartphone and does not focus on prayer, just like other monks in the monastery. After dating Ugyen through an Internet chat app, who lives in the capital city of Thimphu, he saves money to abandon his life as a monk and leaves to meet his girlfriend.
Although Bhutan is known for its policy of considering people's happiness index ahead of per capita income, clean environment of the Himalayas and clean soil where all crops are grown organically, crimes such as violence and drugs have soared since the introduction of TV and the Internet. Sing Me a Song takes a look at Peyangki's unpredictable journey to see how we perceive the environment and relate with others in an era of unprecedented link and connectivity.
JEONG Dahee | Korea | 2019 | 11min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
In the space of 10 minutes, an African baobab tree grows 0.008 mm, a greyhound, the fastest dog in the world, can run 12 km, and the Earth travels 18,000 km around the Sun. Movements is a 10-minute animated film which I drew at a rate of 2 seconds of animation per day. We are all walking, seeing, working, running, and stopping together.
<The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily>
Lorenzo MATTOTTI | France, Italy | 2019 | 82min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
Two traveling entertainers enter into a mountain cave looking for refugee, learning that in the cave inhabits an aging bear. In an attempt to avoid being attacked, one of them tells him a story about a king bear named Leonce. Leonce’s son Tonio is kidnapped by humans and taken far away from the forest. To find his son and food to survive the winter, the great bear king leads his clan down from the mountains and into the world of men. After escaping terrible monsters and defeating an evil duke, the bears and men live together in peace…. for a time.
Marc PIERSCHEL | Germany | 2020 | 82min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
The former dairy farmer Jan GERDES and animal protection activist Karin MÜCK have created a place where there is no longer any livestock: a peaceful co-existence that seems almost utopian. Butenland tells the story of two people who focus on the needs of animals, far from any economic interests. Filmmaker Marc PIERSCHEL accompanied the two of them on Hof Butenland with the camera for more than two years. The intimate portrait captures moments of happiness and sadness, questions the current status of farm animals in our society, and leaves no one untouched.
<The Hidden Life of Trees>
Jörg ADOLPH | Germany | 2020 | 97min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
When Peter WOHLLEBEN published his book The Hidden Life of Trees in 2015, he stormed all the bestseller charts overnight. No one had ever written about the German woods like the forester from the parish of Wershofen before. WOHLLEBEN tells us about the solidarity and cohesion of the trees and strikes a chord with his ever-growing community of readers. Are trees able to talk? Do they have a memory and a social life? WOHLLEBEN gets to the bottom of these questions and opens our eyes to the hidden world of the woods.
Illogic | France | 2019 | 2min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
Deep into a forest, a gathering of wild animals starts a nocturnal opera, conducted by a squirrel.
Anca DAMIAN | Romania, France, Belgium | 2019 | 92min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
Victim of an accident, a small female dog remembers her different masters she has unconditionally loved. With her unfailing empathy, Marona has brought lightness and innocence in each of the homes she has lived in.
LEE Hee-seop | Korea | 2019 | 97min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Lenny, a cat born on the street, was forced to part with her mother due to an ignorant human. Not long after, she got abandoned once again. Although she was rescued, she had to live in several temporary foster homes before finally meeting her current owner. Documentary director Hee-seop, tired of living in a city before meeting Lenny, decides to capture the stories of cat butlers who dream of “co-existence” with cats in their own way.
Vincent PERAZIO | France | 2018 | 52min | Documentary | ⑫ | ●
Bring back vanished species, give vast areas over to nature, re-discover the ancient landscapes in Europe? The idea of rewilding programs sounds fascinating. But the rewilders' vision raises many questions. Why not concentrate on our existing natural heritage? What would the consequences be for existing ecosystems? What would be the risk to human activity? All the more so since rewilding goes far beyond a simple matter of managing biodiversity, and of conserving wildlife... This film is a unique opportunity to look at both sides of the coin on this, the continent Europe.
SON Jae-gon | Korea | 2019 | 118min | Fiction | ⑫ | ●
Attorney-at-law Tae-soo dreams of one day landing a permanent position at a renowned law firm. He's given a special job to revitalize a failing zoo. The problem is there aren't any animals…. But with the zookeepers' help, he comes up with a brilliant idea: One by one, the zookeepers put on animal suits with masks and become a polar bear, a tiger, a gorilla, and a sloth! The zoo with fake animals makes a massive hit, and Tae-soo can now go back to the law firm with a permanent job. But before he leaves the zoo, he finds out what his law firm was planning with the zoo….
Guillem MIRÓ | Spain | 2019 | 5min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
A typical Mediterranean recipe cooked in a critical way.
<Home Sweet Home>
Chaïtane CONVERSAT | France, Switzerland | 2018 | 13min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
An old lady, suffering from the squirrel syndrome, accumulates at her home boxes filled with memories; she lives with a colony of cockroaches, which became her friends. Her granddaughter, who she is very dear to, visits her every Wednesday and she invents, with these accumulated treasures, wonderful stories. But the little girl grows bigger and space starts running out in the house cluttered with cardboard boxes.
Elena GOATELLI, Angel ESTEBAN | Spain, Italy | 2019 | 15min | Documentary | ⑫ | ●
An auspice, since ancient times, is the observation of the flight of birds to read the present and discover the future. Francesca, a scientist and ornithologist, analyses and studies the migrating birds, showing us that today, more than ever, our survival depends on our ability to understand the message the birds bring to us.
<Beyond The Glacier>
David Rodrí guez MUÑIZ | Spain | 2019 | 19min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Beyond the glacier is a documentary film shot in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The documentary deals with the conflict of water in Central Asia by analyzing the complex development of the Syr Daria River that after its birth in the glaciers of the Tian Shan mountain range, crosses more than 3,000 km until it ends at the ill-fated sea of Aral. Through the experts who have studied the case and the people who live off the water, the documentary reflects on human relationships with the natural environment and analyzes the future of the species within a context of geographical chaos.
<Queen without Land>
Asgeir HELGESTAD | Norway | 2018 | 71min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Álvaro LONGORIA | Spain | 2019 | 75min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
This is the story of a cause to create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Antarctic Ocean. On this journey, we follow brothers Javier and Carlos BARDEM, spokespersons for the Antarctic Sanctuary campaign, in their endeavor to raise the necessary awareness and support to make this initiative a reality. We will accompany our protagonists on their voyage aboard the Arctic Sunrise and see first-hand how science, politics and social media have joined forces to bring together almost 3 million people in support of this cause, which ultimately rests in the hands of an international governing body.
<Veins of the World>
Byambasuren DAVAA | Germany, Mongolia | 2020 | 96min | Fiction | Ⓖ | ●
In a province in the middle of the Mongolian steppe, 11-year old Amra lives a traditional nomad life with his mother, father and little sister. Their peaceful routine is threatened by the encroachment of international mining companies, digging for gold and devastating the natural habitat. Amra’s father tries to unite and convince his comrades not to accept the compensations the companies have offered. After he dies in a tragic car accident, Amra tries to carry on his father's David vs. Goliath fight with his cleverness and the tools of an 11-year-old boy.
<We Will Not Sell Our Future>
Niki VELISSAROPOULOU | France | 2018 | 53min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Dimitra and Garifalia are teenage girls living in the stunning region of Halkidiki, Northern Greece. When an open-air gold mining project brought to the region by the Canadian company “El Dorado Gold Corporation” threatens to become an unprecedented environmental disaster, the girls are drastically propelled into adult life. Plunged into the heart of the conflict and the Greek financial crisis, the girls, with innocence and dynamism, decide to fight for their future, a future that is not for sale.
Damon GAMEAU | Australia | 2019 | 93min | Documentary | ⑫ | ●
Director Damon GAMEAU embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his four-year-old daughter, this film blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board of how these solutions could regenerate the world for future generations.
Suriyon JONGLEEPUN | Thailand | 2019 | 52min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Thousands of ducks, one farmer and an ultimate goal to produce chemical-free rice. Against all odds, they join hands (and wings) to protect our food from harmful chemicals.
<Food for Change>
Benoît BRINGER | France | 2020 | 56min | Documentary | Ⓖ | ●
Our plate is our most powerful weapon in fighting global warming and in protecting our planet. Today, our diets play a major role in the threats weighing on our planet. But alas, there is hope. Investigative journalist Benoît BRINGER sets off on a global search for women and men who are inventing a new dietary model—one which respects both humankind and nature. This documentary sheds hope, showing us how we can each be a force for change and develop recipes for an economically viable dietary transition.
<Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs>
Edmunds JANSONS | Latvia, Poland | 2019 | 72min | Animation | Ⓖ | ●
Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. One day dad needs to go away for business longer than usual and Jacob has to spend the whole week with his cousin Mimmi and her ex-pirate father Eagle in Riga’s historical suburb called Maskachka. As soon as Jacob arrives, it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development. It turns out that they can only do it with the help of a pack of local dogs that…. can talk!
DIY! A Hands-On Program with the Message of Environmental Cycles
#1 Finally, Soil: Compost Workshop
Compost is food waste added to soil to decompose into an organic matter that improves its quality. With the help of Noplug Producer KKori, you can learn how to transform food waste usually considered one of the main culprits of environmental pollution o nature in an eco-friendly manner.
Time 20 min | With Noplug Producer KKori
ⓒ Noplug Producer KKori
#2 Sock Tea Coaster Workshop
“Salida Project” which explores a sustainable life in the city offers this workshop to create tea coasters and flower rings with discarded sock parts from sock factories which become fiber waster. Here you can learn the severity of garment industry waste as well as the joy of upcycling and creativity.
Time 20 min | With Salida Project
ⓒ Salida Project
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