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Oct.22.2021

The Redford Center Launches Third Year of Youth Environmental Justice Initiative

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The Redford Center announced the continuation of its popular Redford Center Stories program, a go-to resource for educators, after school program leaders, youth development organizations, and homeschooling parents interested in leveraging the power of storytelling and film to support young people in learning about the environment. Redford Center Stories features a free, flexible, film-based curriculum, a series of virtual workshops and events, and an inclusive learning community designed to actively engage our youth in the environmental justice movement. READ MORE HERE
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Oct.13.2021

IF/Then Shorts & The Redford Center Announce Nature Access Short Film Finalists

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The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, announced today the finalists for the inaugural IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Access Pitch. Following a competitive open call for short documentary films that explore environmental solutions to restoring humanity’s connection with the outdoors, six finalists were selected. An esteemed jury of film industry luminaries and environmental experts will evaluate the finalists at an in person pitch event at DOC NYC on November 16, 2021. The six films provide a deep look into the historical and ancestral connections to land, water, and nature held by Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and undocumented communities. These films also highlight the difficult yet resilient ways these communities navigate the residual impacts of forced displacement, generational trauma, and inequity and injustice. By showcasing these untold histories and circumstances, each film takes viewers through a unique journey towards one destination: equitable access to nature and healing. READ MORE HERE
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Sep.29.2021

Black List, NRDC And Redford Center’s Climate Storytelling Fellowship Sets Winners; CAA Foundation Boards

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The Black List, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Redford Center along with the CAA Foundation have chosen three recipients of the group’s inaugural Climate Storytelling Fellowship. The fellowship, which launched in April, aims to harness more stories that focus on climate change, its impact and possible solutions. The CAA Foundation has since come aboard the initiative and has helped boost the grant money given to the winners. Elise H. Greven’s Silent Spring, Jonathan Brebner’s The Demon and Ellie Bambach’s American Exiles were chosen out of hundreds of applicants that ranged from sci-fi TV pilots to feature-length romantic comedies, the companies said Tuesday. READ MORE HERE
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Sep.14.2021

The Redford Center Announces Latest Round of Investments in Environmental Impact Films

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The Redford Center announced continued and expanded investments in storytelling strategies that respond to the urgency of today’s crises, expand representation in the environmental movement, and create direct community impact. Six feature-length film projects in the current Redford Center Grants cohort will receive a total of $295,000 in second-year funding. This includes production and development grants to Demon Mineral, Impossible Town, Oaklead, and To The End, and impact campaign grants to Razing Liberty Square and We Still Here/Aqui Estamos. READ MORE HERE
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Aug.11.2021

LCV, Chispa, and The Redford Center Partner to Build Community Power Through New Short Film Series

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The Redford Center, in collaboration with the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Chispa, announced the launch of a new series of short films showcasing community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a safer, more just future. READ MORE HERE
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Jul.21.2021

Redford Center, IF/Then Shorts set nature-focused pitch competition at DOC NYC

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The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, an initiative of Field of Vision, have partnered to launch the Nature Access Pitch for short documentary films exploring access to nature. The pitch is open to original, stand-alone doc shorts in production, and each filmmaker will pitch their submission to a jury of industry leaders, filmmakers and environmental experts. Marking the first partnership between IF/Then Shorts and The Redford Center, the pitch celebrates docs that spotlight the social, emotional, physical, mental and community health benefits of time spent outdoors. The collaboration aims to call attention to the complex social, racial, economic and health inequities related to issues of nature access and increasing representation of communities impacted most by environmental injustice. READ MORE HERE
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Jun.23.2021

Sunny Side of the Doc: Redford Center and the power of storytelling

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“Our mission is to use the power of storytelling to galvanise environmental justice and regeneration,” Jill Tidman, Executive-Director of the San Francisco-based Redford Center, tells BDE during Sunny Side, of the non-profit organisation set up in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son James Redford, which has become a powerful force in the documentary world. The Center is one of the sponsors of Sunny Side of the Doc’s Wildlife & Conservation Pitch this week. READ MORE HERE
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May.28.2021

The Black List, NRDC, and The Redford Center Announce 2021 Climate Storytelling Fellowship

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Natural Resources Defense Council's Rewrite the Future program, The Black List, and The Redford Center have partnered to launch their first-ever Climate Storytelling Fellowship, which aims to encourage more varied climate stories that reflect the reality of the climate crisis and solutions. The Fellowship will award three screenwriters $10,000 each, connect them with industry professionals, and provide creative support for their original feature screenplay or pilot script that helps change the climate narrative. READ MORE HERE
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May.24.2021

Film Contest Gives Young Environmental Activists a Voice

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Middle schoolers Annabelle VanderMarck and Piper Lasater won the Nautilus Science Prize in the Redford Center Stories film contest. A sea star wasting syndrome linked with climate change is ravaging kelp in the Pacific intertidal. Trash shows up on even the most remote beaches, and sea mammals mistake it for food. Social inequities shift the brunt of ecological degradation to already underserved communities. Despite knowing much, much better, humanity continues to gobble up fossil fuels. READ MORE HERE
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Apr.27.2021

Bloomberg Green Summit: Redford Center Stories Challenge Winners Discuss Films

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7th Grader Ty Juene; 8th Grader Eloise Sent; Elizabeth Miller, Lead, Redford Center Stories; and the Redford Center’s Executive Director Jill Tidman join Bloomberg QuickTake’s Jennifer Zabasajja to discuss the Redford Center Stories Challenge and education’s role in the fight for environmental justice at the Bloomberg Green Summit. (Source: Bloomberg) WATCH VIDEO