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EngageMedia Calls for Reel Action on Climate Change

Get your climate action film out there and have it distributed globally
and in Copenhagen at the most pivotal climate meeting of the century.

This December thousands of delegates, decision makers, stakeholders and activists will
converge on Copenhagen. To be part of this EngageMedia is putting together a compilation
of Asia-Pacific climate films to be screened and distributed at the event and
around the world. Submit your film to EngageMedia and be part of the action. Global
action is urgent and essential – the time for debate is over.

The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meeting in Copenhagen
on the 10th of December 2009 will decide on the global course of action
in this time of
climate crisis: all communities should be present with a voice. This
be a time for delegates and government officials to present their cases
but it
will also be a whole convergence of media, campaigners, independent
organisations and individuals.  You and your film can provide a voice
so many people that can’t be present.

EngageMedia is compiling
stories from the Asia-Pacific on climate crisis, climate action,
climate justice and climate solutions. We’ll put the best stories on a
DVD and in an online package to be screened and distributed before,
during and after the Copenhagen meeting. We’ll send the final
compilation to delegates, media, NGOs and activists. We’re also
organising screenings in Australia, the Pacific and Southeast Asia. If
you are interested in organising a screening in your area around the
Global Day of Action in December, please contact us.

By submitting your video to EngageMedia you have the chance to have
it included in the DVD and online compilation. All videos submitted
will be made available on in a special Climate section.
Most importantly you will enhance the work of climate justice
campaigners and social movements in the Asia-Pacific and around the

How to Submit

Sign up to and click the publish button in the top
left. Fill in the details of the film and add the key word
climate-crisis on step 2. When your upload has completed send us an
email at [email protected]
so we have your contact details and a little more information about
your film. If you have a large file to post you can also use our FTP system.
Videos should focus on the Asia-Pacific and ideally be no longer than
15 minutes for inclusion in the compilation, though we accept content
of any length on the site.

Deadline for submissions is the 10th of October 2009. The final selection will be announced on November 1st.

About EngageMedia

EngageMedia uses the power of video, the internet and free software
technologies to affect social and environmental change. We believe
independent media and free and open technologies are fundamental to
building the movements needed to challenge social injustice and
environmental damage, as well as to provide and present solutions. [More]

This initiative is supported by

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