[Go Green] Tbilisi International Animation Festival / AnimaLab

04 Jan 2024

Tbilisi International Animation Festival - TIAF

02 Nov - 05 Nov

Tbilisi, Georgia

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The Tbilisi International Animation Festival (TIAF) has always been at the forefront of showcasing diverse and thought-provoking content. In its commitment to addressing pressing global issues, TIAF proudly presents the Human and Nature/Green Vision Programme. This curated selection of 15 films invites audiences to delve into the intricate relationship between humans and the environment, fostering discussions on crucial environmental topics. The Programme is carefully curated to include films that not only entertain but also raise awareness about environmental issues. The selection process involves identifying films that offer perspectives on the challenges faced by our planet, exploring the delicate balance between humanity and nature. These films range from animated documentaries to fictional narratives, made using different animation techniques, providing a comprehensive view of environmental sustainability. TIAF recognises the power of animated film as a catalyst for change and believes in the importance of audience engagement. The Green Vision Programme encourages viewers to not only watch the selected films but also participate actively in post-screening discussions. These discussions provide a platform for attendees to share their thoughts, opinions, and insights on the films and the environmental issues they highlight.The films featured in the programme cover a wide array of environmental topics, ranging from climate change and deforestation to sustainable living practices. Each film serves as a conversation starter, prompting audiences to reflect on their own roles in the larger environmental narrative. By presenting a diverse range of perspectives, TIAF aims to inspire meaningful conversations and, ultimately, positive action. TIAF has taken inspiration from the best practices of other festivals in addressing environmental sustainability. The festival has implemented eco-friendly measures to minimise its carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable event. Some of these practices include, Green Venue Management: TIAF collaborates with environmentally conscious venues that prioritise sustainable practices. This includes waste reduction, energy efficiency, and the use of eco-friendly materials. TIAF is committed to reducing waste by implementing zero-waste initiatives, such as providing reusable materials for festival merchandise, encouraging the use of refillable water bottles, and offering composting options. The festival actively seeks partnerships with environmentally conscious sponsors and vendors. This includes sourcing sustainable food options and collaborating with organisations that share TIAF's commitment to environmental responsibility.The Human and Nature/Green Vision Programme at TIAF is a testament to the festival's dedication to using the power of storytelling to address global challenges. By combining compelling films with thoughtful audience engagement and adopting sustainable practices, TIAF not only showcases the importance of environmental sustainability but also serves as a model for other festivals looking to make a positive impact on the planet. Through this programme, TIAF encourages us all to reflect on our relationship with nature and inspires collective action for a more sustainable future.

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(General Editor: Simon Mundy)