03 - 06 May: free film festival 03 - 06 May: free film festival

UK Green Film Festival @UEA

Presenting free screenings and events that draw upon and bring together intersecting interests in environmental issues and film.

Organised by members of the UEA School of Art, Media and American Studies, local action group CHAIN (Climate Hope Action in Norfolk) and Norwich Greenpeace, the programme of events supports UEA’s internationally renowned environmental research and ethos.

Keep up to date: Follow @UKGreenFilmsUEA on Twitter


All events will take place in The Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia. Find us


All events are free, but ticketed. Booking links are below.

Event timetable Event timetable

Date Event
Weds, 3 May Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: Bugs: The Film (Andreas Johnsen)
Fri, 5 May Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: Daughter of the Lake (Ernesto Cabellos)
Sat, 6 May Screening of fiction film: Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki) (in partnership with UEA Students Union)
Sat, 6 May Festival events: Climate Café and Stand Up for the Earth: Environmental Advocacy in Film and Media public discussion panel
Sat, 6 May Screening of winning entry to UK Green Film Festival: The Age of Consequences (Jared P Scott)

Wednesday, 3 May Wednesday, 3 May

'Bugs: The Film' (2016) Director Andreas Johnsen

UK Green Film Festival Screening


Screening: Bugs: the Film (2015)

Details: Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany: Dir. Andreas Johnsen

Website: BUGSfeed

Twitter: @atasteofinsects

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Preceded by a free insect taster session with Dr. Christine Cornea, this documentary film follows a team from Copenhagen-based Nordic Food Lab as they forage, farm, cook and taste insects with communities in Europe, Australia, Mexico, Kenya, Japan and beyond.

Book your free ticket to 'Bugs'

Friday, 5 May Friday, 5 May

Daughter of the Lake, Director Ernesto Cabellos

UK Green Film Festival Screening


Screening: Daughter of the Lake (Hija de le laguna) (2015)

Details: Peru, Bolivia, Netherlands: Dir. Ernesto Cabellos

Website: Daughter of the Lake

Introduced by UEA's Dr. Eylem Atakav, this documentary film follows the story of Nelida, an Andean woman passionate about preventing a mining corporation in Peru from destroying the body of water she considers her spiritual guide.

An interesting and personal perspective on land rights, corporate greed, water security, and climate justice.

Book your free ticket to 'Daughter of the Lake'

Saturday, 6 May (Festival events) Saturday, 6 May (Festival events)

Bonus festival events

Join us for our Climate Café, and the Stand Up for the Earth public discussion panel. All welcome!

Climate Cafe


What do you think makes a good environmental message? Vote for your favourite eco-short and learn how to make a film storyboard.

Get your creative juices flowing in our Climate Cafe exploring ideas and how we might develop them to produce empowering climate messages using short film. All ideas, enthusiasm, positivity, film lovers and any budding film makers... welcome!

Book your free ticket to the Climate Cafe

Stand up for the Earth: environmental advocacy in film and media


This panel is about media and environment – how do various forms of media report and represent environmental issues? How do we receive, understand and experience these environmental images and messages?

How effective are films and media in communicating environmental issues like climate change, pollution, population growth, resource depletion, and conservation? What difficulties are there in representing environmental issues? How do we make sense of these issues?

We want to hear from you! All welcome, whether you would like to ask questions or just listen to our experts:

  • Andrew Watkinson (UEA School of Environmental Science)
  • Brett Mills (UEA School of Art, Media & American Studies: AMA)
  • Marisa Goulden (UEA School of International Development)
  • Joanne Clarke (AMA)
  • Mark Crutchely (Norwich Greenpeace)
  • Jo-Anne Veltman (Climate Hope Action in Norfolk)

Book your free ticket to the 'Stand up for the Earth' panel discussion

Saturday, 6 May Saturday, 6 May

Ponyo, fiction screening with the Student Union

Family-friendly fiction film screening


Screening: Ponyo (2008)

Certificate: U

Details: Japan: Dir. Hayao Miyazaki

Twitter: @ghibli_intl

Introduced by Dr Rayna Denison, this classic Miyazaki film features the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Liam Neeson. The enchanting anime style and recurring theme of humanity's relationship with the natural environment will charm both adults and children alike.

Book your free ticket to 'Ponyo'

Age of Consequences, UK Green Film Festival UEA screening

UK Green Film Festival Screening


Screening: The Age of Consequences (2014)

Certificate: TBC

Details: USA, Germany, Spain, Jordan: Dir. Jared P. Scott

Website: The Age of Consequences

Twitter: @AoConsequences

Introduced by Dr Rupert Read, this documentary film investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Book your free ticket to 'The Age of Consequences'

Tickets and general notes Tickets and general notes

All UK Green Film Festival @UEA events are free, but ticketed.

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This event is run in collaboration with the UK Green Film Festival. It is supported by Climate Hope Action in Norfolk (CHAIN), by Norwich Greenpeace, and by UEA's Sustainability, Utilities and Engineering Team.

It aims to generate dialogue between academic, industry and public participants that will have a tangible impact on public awareness of environmental issues and the mechanisms for effective information delivery.

Catering will be available during events from Mustard, an independent cafe catering in locally sourced food, Fairtrade and organic, from carbon neutral suppliers.