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Sep.07.2022

Join us for Climate Week NYC

Join The Redford Center community during Climate Week NYC on September 22, 2022 for a timely discussion on the power and possibilities of clean transportation and environmental storytelling, featuring short films of communities taking matters into their own hands and shaping transportation design that prioritizes the wellbeing and safety of people and the planet. Whether through policy, education, activism, industry, communications, or data, these intertwined narratives will emphasize that there’s a role for everyone in transforming the future of clean transportation. READ MORE & REGISTER HERE
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Aug.25.2022

Exclusive: IF/Then Shorts, Redford Center set nature-focused pitch contest for Big Sky

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The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts opened the call on Thursday (August 25) for short documentary films focusing on humanity’s connection with nature, as part of the two organizations’ Nature Connection Pitch. READ MORE HERE
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Aug.25.2022

If/Then Shorts & The Redford Center Announce Open Call For Short Documentaries About Nature Connection

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The Redford Center and IF/Then Shorts, an initiative of Field of Vision, launch today the IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Connection Pitch, an open call for short documentary films focusing on humanity’s connection with nature. Selected projects will have the opportunity to participate in a pitch forum and professional development workshop series at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2023. Chosen from a national pool of applicants by industry luminaries and topic area experts, five filmmaking teams will receive a combined $25,000 in production grants, along with career-building training, to share their stories of nature connection and reconnection with the world.  READ MORE HERE
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Aug.17.2022

Happiness Takes Center Stage in The Redford Center's Newest Clean Transportation Short Film

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San Francisco, CA (August 17, 2022) – Today, The Redford Center released the final film in a five-part series showcasing unity and community power in a collective call for civic engagement around clean transportation to build a healthier, more just future for all. Community Power Minnesota: Transportation and Happiness, directed by Sebastian Schnabel and produced by Cici Yixuan Wu, places a public health lens on the topic of transportation featuring research by Dr. Yingling Fan, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a research scholar at its Center for Transportation Studies, at the center of the story. READ MORE HERE
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Aug.05.2022

Robert Redford and family set aside more than 300 acres as wilderness at Sundance resort

The Salt Lake Tribune
Among friends, butterflies and a wandering deer, actor and activist Robert Redford and his family gathered in a remote part of the Sundance Mountain Resort to celebrate a commitment to conserve 316 acres of land forever. “We are stewards, we were stewards, we always will be stewards,” Redford’s daughter, Amy Redford, said during a celebration of about 100 people in a meadow in what is now to be called the Redford Family Elk Meadows Preserve, which the family dedicated Thursday. READ MORE HERE
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May.04.2022

Cyclists and Safe Streets Activists are the Heroes in The Redford Center's Latest Short Film

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Community Power New Jersey: Our Streets, directed by Trenton-based filmmaker Adam Nawrot and produced by Sonia Szczesna, illustrates how the community of Trenton channeled their collective power to advocate for everyone's right to safe and accessible streets, clean transportation, and community resources. In a historically segregated city with streets built primarily for single-occupancy vehicles, these cyclists and activists are confronting the unjust environmental and economic effects of redlining and the city's car-centric infrastructure by expanding the equitable access to safe and clean transportation resources across different parts of the city. READ MORE HERE
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Apr.22.2022

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge

ANNOUNCEMENT
Congratulations to all of our 2022 Redford Center Stories Challenge participants and winners! From calls to action around protecting our oceans and wildlife to proposed solutions on deforestation and recycling, get inspired and take a look into the bold and hopeful future of environmental justice illustrated by these young and proud storytellers and activists. READ MORE HERE

Mar.30.2022

New Redford Center Short Film Celebrates Bipartisan Victories for the Nation’s First Fully Electric Bus Rapid Transit System

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Community Power Indiana: Beyond the Line, directed by Indianapolis-based filmmaker Sam Mirpoorian, illuminates how a fully bi-partisan effort created the first, and one of the largest, fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation; bringing with it faster, more efficient transit, significant infrastructure upgrades, jobs, community benefits, and cleaner air. IndyGo—the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation—is home to 43 electric buses that provide a safe, reliable, and economically accessible commute alternative. READ MORE HERE
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Mar.24.2022

The Redford Center Seeks Environmental Impact Documentaries to Accelerate Culture Shift & Expand Climate Solutions

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San Francisco, CA (March 24, 2022) — Today, The Redford Center launched the fourth cycle of its bi-annual environmental impact documentary grants program. The Redford Center Grants program supports environmental filmmakers and frontline stories that drive solutions for people and the planet, providing pathways for audiences to engage in addressing the environmental and climate crisis. READ MORE HERE

Feb.28.2022

Notable Environmental Leaders join The Redford Center's Annual Youth Filmmaking Challenge

Press Release
Today, The Redford Center launched its third annual global Redford Center Stories Youth Filmmaking Challenge that celebrates students as the future of the environmental justice movement. 2022 Filmmaking Challenge Judges include Robert Redford, Actor, Activist, and Co-Founder of The Redford Center; Coyote Peterson, YouTube Personality and Host of Animal Planet’s Brave the Wild; José G González, Founder of Latino Outdoors and Co-Founder #CAParksNow; and more. READ MORE HERE